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Bill Shorten says aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct? – ABC News

As coronavirus spread throughout various aged care facilities in Victoria in recent weeks, former opposition leader Bill Shorten claimed that aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

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The claim
As Victoria grapples with coronavirus outbreaks in multiple aged care facilities, Labor Party figures have sought to blame the Federal Government for the unfolding disaster.
Arguing the Coalition was slow to respond to the looming threat, former opposition leader Bill Shorten told the ABC.
“People in aged care, we know they’re more vulnerable. But only now it seems the Federal Government is waking up and saying it’s going to do more. It’s a federal responsibility, aged care.”
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