Budget 2017: Downsizing Encouraged

Posted on 10 May 2017
One additional Budget 2017 announcement that will have some impact on the home modification sector encourages older Australians to downsize their home. Older Australians considering downsizing will be given flexibility to contribute up to $300,000 from the sale proceeds of their home into superannuation as a non-concessional contribution. This initiative requires that the home must have been owned for 10 years or more and each member of a couple may add up to $300,000 to their superannuation funds from the sale of one home.
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Budget 2017: Other Aged Care Announcements

Posted on 10 May 2017

In addition to the extension of CHSP and funding for MAC ICT Support, other key aged care related Budget 2017 announcements included:

  • $67.314M invested in the modernising of health and aged care payment systems.
  • $1.92M on the development of an aged care workforce strategy to connect with and complement the NDIS Integrated Market, Sector and Workforce Strategy.
  • $8.3M over 3 years to boost funding for palliative care coordination through Primary Health Networks.
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Budget 2017: ICT Support for MAC

Posted on 10 May 2017
Another of the 5 key aged care related Budget 2017 announcements included $3.071M towards ICT support for My Aged Care to improve system performance and efficiency to ensure timely access to aged care services.
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Budget 2017: CHSP Extended

Posted on 10 May 2017

There were 5 key 2017 Federal Budget announcements that related to aged care. The most relevant to the sector was a 2-year extension of CHSP Service Provision and RAS Assessment contracts to 2020 in all states (including VIC from 2019) as well as new CHSP and RAS contracts for WA HACC providers and assessors from 2018. New funding conditions will provide a greater focus on activities that support independence and wellness and provide more choice for consumers.

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My Aged Care - Systems Upgrade

Posted on 23 February 2017

The Department of Health has advised that a major IT systems update will be undertaken between 3pm (AEDT) Friday 24 February 2017 and 8 am (AEDT) Monday 27 February 2017.


This update will enable changes to the Aged Care system(s) from next Monday 27 February that will give consumers greater choice, control and flexibility in the way they receive home care services and the way these services are delivered. Systems should be operational from start of business next Monday, however, if providers experience any issues they are encouraged to be patient and to check the DoH website for updated notices regarding IT performance issues.

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Budget 2017: Downsizing Encouraged

May 10 2017
One additional Budget 2017 announcement that will have some impact on the home modification sector encourages older Australians to downsize their home. Older Australians considering downsizing will be given flexibility to contribute up to $300,000...
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