Generational reform or too little too late? The budget verdict

The government will plough $17.7 billion into aged care in the aftermath of the royal commission inquiry

“This is a once-in-a-generation reform to aged care to deliver respect, care and dignity to our senior Australians.”

Greg Hunt
Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

That was what Minister for Health Greg Hunt declared after last night’s budget, which included $17.7 billion to fix a system whose failures were exposed in graphic detail by last year’s royal commission.

The reforms, for the first time,