“Policy settings will be developed in close consultation with the aged care industry and relevant unions.”
With the case before the Fair Work Commission already underway, Ms Wells said the government intends to provide a submission.
“Good nutrition can contribute to a reduction in falls, fewer infections and illness and, of course, overall happiness and wellbeing for older people. I will work with the aged care sector to develop minimum standards for food and nutrition in residential aged care facilities,” she said.
“They want to have confidence that the aged care system is there to support them and those they love when and where they need it.”