The new minister for aged care will investigate the possibility of using migration to fill tens of thousands of vacancies in the sector, as unions and providers demand permanent residency for imported workers. Anika Wells stated that, now that the borders are open, she will collaborate with Immigration Minister Andrew Giles to develop policies that will permit the recruitment of foreign workers to meet the demand. While the government prioritizes hiring Australians for positions in the aged care sector, migration has historically played a role in the aged care workforce and will continue to do so in the future.