Tell your politician that you want aged care staff ratio laws

Our parents and grandparents deserve the quality of care that they once gave to us but all across Australia people like Ruby are suffering because of chronic understaffing.

The government has no nurse/carer to resident ratio law for aged care, like we have in childcare. Staff ratio laws would mean that our loved ones would have at least a minimum number of nurses and carers on every shift...

There’s been a tragic increase in preventable deaths of Australians in aged care over the last decade with hundreds dying from falls, choking and suicide.

Many of our family members in aged care, especially the ones who are considered high care, are left unfed, unwashed and even in soiled pads for hours because some nurses are forced to look after 95 residents on their own. This is causing an increasing number of residents to fall through the cracks and we won’t ignore it any longer.

Every day we don’t have ratio laws is another day we risk losing more people like Ruby to preventable accidents. It’s time to act for Ruby.

Sign your name below and we’ll send a letter to your local politician to let them know we want staff ratio laws for aged care.

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Our Supporters

Federal MPs and Candidates who have committed to ratios in aged care

Candidate for Flynn, Queensland

Zac Beers
Australian Labor Party

Member for McMahon, New South Wales

Chris Bowen
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Bonner, Queensland

Jo Briskey
Australian Labor Party

Member for Griffith, Queensland

Terri Butler
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Robertson, New South Wales

Anne Charlton
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Reid, New South Wales

Sam Crosby
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Page, New South Wales

Patrick Deegan
Australian Labor Party

Member for Oxley, Queensland

Milton Dick
Australian Labor Party

Member for Richmond, New South Wales

Justine Elliot
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Banks, New South Wales

Chris Gambian
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Forde, Queensland

Des Hardman
Australian Labor Party

Senator for Victoria

Derryn Hinch
Justice Party

Member for Eden-Monaro, New South Wales

Mike Kelly
Australian Labor Party

Member for Longman, Queensland

Susan Lamb
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Petrie, Queensland

Corinne Mulholland
Australian Labor Party

Member for Herbert, Queensland

Cathy O'Toole
Australian Labor Party

Member for Moreton, Queensland

Graham Perrett
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Capricornia, Queensland

Russell Robertson
Australian Labor Party

Member for Lilley, Queensland

Wayne Swan
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Lilley, Queensland

Anika Wells
Australian Labor Party

Member for Parramatta, New South Wales

Julie Owens
Australian Labor Party

Member for Macquarie, New South Wales

Susan Templeman
Australian Labor Party

Senator for Victoria

Richard Di Natale
Australian Greens

Candidate for Page, New South Wales

Daniel Reid
Australian Greens

Candidate for Hinkler, Queensland

Richard Pascoe
Australian Labor Party

Candidate for Warringah, New South Wales

Dean Harris
Australian Labor Party