Spend to include increased funding for the 103,000 people on the waiting list for care

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The biggest focus on aged care in six years looks to be the centrepiece of next week’s budget, with the government expected to distribute its $100bn spend across training, an increased in-home care focus and streamlined services.

After announcing a $20bn a year for five-year spend last year, the aged care minister, Ken Wyatt, ordered a series of reviews into the sector, combining waiting lists for in-home aged care into one national queue and redistributing in-home care options back to the customer, among other changes.

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