Government restores fairness for family carers
Pay rates for family carers will also increase from the current minimum wage to a fairer pay equity rate of between $20.50 and $25.50, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter said today announcing changes to the Government’s Family Funded Care policy.
The changes will come into effect in 2020 once legislation has gone through a Select Committee process which will include public consultation.
Budget 2019 allocated $32 million in contingency for these changes.
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