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‘Is someone breaking fingers in here?’: The food problem in aged care

‘Is someone breaking fingers in here?’: The food problem in aged care

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this week gave aged care operators $10 a day per resident more, but many experts say it will make little difference.

  • by Clay Lucas

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Chefs say budget money for aged care won't end up on residents' plates

Chefs say budget money for aged care won't end up on residents' plates

An extra $10 a day per person given to nursing homes this week by the Morrison government will not improve food quality in aged care, chefs and experts say.

  • by Clay Lucas
‘Too many ignored’: Budget reforms fall well short of aged-care advice

‘Too many ignored’: Budget reforms fall well short of aged-care advice

A slew of royal commission recommendations weren’t picked up, meaning the budget changes “won’t go far enough” in guaranteeing safe, quality care for all older Australians.

  • by Annie Butler
Aged-care cash splash fails to address structural issues

Aged-care cash splash fails to address structural issues

The government’s aged care budget funding is a heavy investment in the current system but not structural reform, experts say.

  • by Rachel Lane
‘Some of the worst-paid people in the economy’: Workers miss out in aged care reform

‘Some of the worst-paid people in the economy’: Workers miss out in aged care reform

Aged care workers say low wages will prevent more people from joining the sector, which desperately needs more staff.

  • by Rachel Clun
‘This is a big win for older people’

‘This is a big win for older people’

For the first time in living memory, many of us in the aged-care sector are looking forward with a great deal of hope.

  • by Patricia Sparrow
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Bouquets and brickbats: Victorians deliver their verdict on the budget

Bouquets and brickbats: Victorians deliver their verdict on the budget

A cross-section of everyday Victorians share their thoughts on Tuesday’s federal budget, with aged care, childcare and debt dominating the discussion.

  • by David Estcourt
Billions promised to fix aged care, but real reform takes more than money

Billions promised to fix aged care, but real reform takes more than money

The federal government has committed $17.7 billion over five years to fixing aged care. But now, the fight begins.

  • by Rachel Clun
Spending splurge to create 250,000 jobs in two years, more money for aged care and mental health

Spending splurge to create 250,000 jobs in two years, more money for aged care and mental health

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is spending $74.6 billion in two years to create more than 250,000 jobs using income tax cuts, business tax breaks and a mammoth outlay on social services.

  • by David Crowe
Federal budget: The winners and losers

Federal budget: The winners and losers

The government has splashed cash on aged care, childcare rebates and infrastructure, but we could all lose out in the long term.

  • by James Massola
Billions flow into struggling aged care homes awaiting major law reforms

Billions flow into struggling aged care homes awaiting major law reforms

Billions of dollars will be immediately pumped into aged care providers to keep them afloat until major law reforms aimed at ensuring quality care.

  • by Rachel Clun