Australian governments and policy makers have increasingly recognised the importance of Australia’s care economy, particularly as our population ages. The sector has more than doubled in size over the past 20 years, and employment is projected to grow by 15.8 per cent over the next five years.
Silos continue across the care economy from early childhood education, disability, healthcare, adolescent, child and family (including family violence) services, social housing, alcohol and other drug services, to aged care.
Rising government subsidies to consumers are being swamped by price increases. These issues are driven by chronic care workforce shortages, low consumer confidence, poor uptake of digital technologies and major inefficiencies in the administration of care delivery. The well-documented crisis in the Care Economy creates a rare opportunity to innovate and invest to address competitiveness, productivity and sustainability issues for better care recipient and workforce outcomes.
Join CEDA’s national audience online to hear from expert speakers when we discuss what we can we do to solve this crisis.
Livestream start times:
NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS: 12.00pm
SA: 11.30am
QLD: 11.00am
NT: 10.30am
WA: 9.00am