Open Letter to the Prime Minister from aged care providers and unions

Thursday 10th February, 2022

The ANMF has joined with other unions and aged care providers in an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling on him to work with us to resolve the aged care crisis and ensure that staff on the frontline in aged care are resourced and enabled to effectively care for and protect older Australians.






Union spokespersons and media contacts

Michele O’Neil
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
Media contact: Peter Green 0400 764 200

Annie Butler
Federal Secretary
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF)
Media contact: Richard Lenarduzzi 0411 254 390

Lloyd Williams
National Secretary
Health Services Union (HSU)
Media contact: 0418 542 799

Carolyn Smith
National Director Aged Care
United Workers Union (UWU)
Media contact: 1300 898 633

Mark Raguse
Queensland Executive Officer
Australian Workers Union (AWU)
Media contact: 0400 338 721

Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC) spokespersons and media contacts

The AACC is a group of six aged care peak bodies: Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Health Australia, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and UnitingCare Australia. Together, the AACC represents more than 1,000 organisations who deliver 70 per cent of aged care services to 1.3 million Australians, either in their own homes or in communal residential settings.

Paul Sadler
CEO Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA)
Media contact: Zerene Catacutan 0422 815 248

Sean Rooney
CEO Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)
Media contact: Kate Hannon 08 6311 7809