Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, announced the results of the 2011 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR). Older Australians will gain 9,657 new aged care places, including 7,933 residential care places and 1,724 community care places, worth an estimated $368 million a year.
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Read the response from COTA
Read the response from Aged and Community Services Australia