A personal care attendant working in an aged care home is paid $28.47 per hour. So a 15% rise will give them an extra $4.27 extra per hour in their pocket.
Does Minister Wells seriously think an extra $4 per hour will “entice 10,000 more workers to the sector”? We need Darryl Kerrigan from ‘The Castle to tell her “She’s dreaming”.
First published as a letter in The Age on 6 May 2023