Caring Counts

"Carers are completely undervalued. We do a job that no-one sees.
We are a vulnerable workforce looking after vulnerable people."

The Commission’s report of the inquiry into the equal employment opportunity issues in the aged care workforce has been published. The inquiry team considered workforce issues raised by both employees and employers in the aged care sector when developing the report’s final recommendations.

“In my time as EEO Commissioner there has seldom been the degree of unanimity about a work-related issues than there is about the low pay of carers,” said EEO-Commissioner at the time, Judy McGregor.

Read the report

Foreword and recommendations

Media releases