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Catholic body challenges Govt on aged care services

Catholic Health Australia is one of several organisations warning that funding for the aged care sector needs to increase by more than $240 million to prevent facility closures and a drop in the standard of care.

A report released by an alliance of 18 aged care organisations, says in the past three years the Federal Government has under-funded aged care by more than $150 million.

Francis Sullivan from Catholic Health Australia told the ABC that he has not seen any sign the Federal Government is taking action to prevent an aged care crisis.

"It's one thing to politically bemoan and continue to shift the responsibility from the Commonwealth to the state and back again," Mr Sullivan said.

"It's another thing to deliver in a Federal budget, and there is only one minister who is responsible for that and that's a Commonwealth minister."