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Anthony Albanese will deliver his budget reply speech, which is expected to continue the opposition’s attack over sluggish wages growth

Anika Wells has gone further than her colleagues while speaking to the ABC and said Labor should look at a levy to pay for the necessary aged care funding requirements – as recommended by the royal commission

I think we should consider it because that’s what the royal commission asked us to do. If we will commission 22 reports about aged care leading to a royal commission, we owe them at least the respect of looking at every option. I think we should look at it. To your point about how much is too much, $17. 7 billion is a lot of money and we welcome it. The Treasurer has been uphill saying it’s not an austerity budget. When are we going to spend the money?

After being first asked in October, the government has finally announced it will be extending the reporting date for the disability royal commission.

The commission had asked (at least twice) for a 17-month extension. That has now been granted, seven months after it was first requested.

The Morrison Government today announces that it will extend the final reporting date for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability to 29 September 2023.

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