More Choice for a Longer Life Package

Page last updated: 26 July 2018

Announced as part of the 2018-19 Budget, the More Choice for a Longer Life Package aims to supports Australians to be better prepared - to live a healthy, independent, connected and safe life.

Measures within the Package

The Package contains 42 measures, which will be implemented across a range of government departments. This includes 22 measures which will be implemented by the Department of Health. 

Further information about the budget measures can be found at:

Governance

The Department of Health will oversee the implementation of all measures within the Package. An Inter-Departmental Committee, chaired by the Department of Health, has been established with representatives from the Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Treasury, Finance, Attorney Generals, Education, Jobs and Small Business, Social Services, Human Services and Veterans Affairs’.

Further information on the Inter-Departmental Committee can be requested by contacting the secretariat at: aged.care.strategic.policy.section@health.gov.au

Consultation 

Implementation of the ageing and aged care measures will be informed by consultation, and where appropriate co-design, with relevant stakeholders.

While the consultation approach will differ for each measure, it will include engagement with:

  • individual providers;
  • peak bodies representing consumers and providers; and
  • the Aged Care Sector Committee and other forums, such as the National Aged Care Alliance and its relevant advisory groups.

Regular updates on consultation opportunities will be distributed to the sector through the eNewsletter and announcements for the aged care industry. You can subscribe to receive our regular eNewsletter and announcements.

Implementation

Implementation of the measures is ongoing. Regular updates on implementation will be distributed to the sector through the eNewsletter and announcements for the aged care industry. You can subscribe to receive our regular eNewsletter and announcements.