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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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‘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
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
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
Hunt promises ‘record’ response to aged care royal commission in budget

Hunt promises ‘record’ response to aged care royal commission in budget

Council on the Ageing chief executive Ian Yates says he feels more confident on the eve of the budget than ever before that there will be substantial changes to the sector.

  • by Rachel Clun
Liberals face real test on aged care this budget

Liberals face real test on aged care this budget

The Liberals are promising to ‘fix’ aged care in the federal budget, but do they actually know how?

  • by Ged Kearney
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Aged care sector concerned government won’t fund minimum staff levels

Aged care sector concerned government won’t fund minimum staff levels

Worker Josie Peacock says staff are physically and mentally exhausted, as peak bodies say the government must fund minimum staffing hours now.

  • by Rachel Clun
Budget courage needed to sustain recovery

Budget courage needed to sustain recovery

We can expect this pre-election budget to be largely political when we need a bold and courageous response to myriad challenges.

  • by John Hewson
Improving healthcare for Australians in aged care could save $21 billion: AMA

Improving healthcare for Australians in aged care could save $21 billion: AMA

The government could save billions over the next four years by preventing unnecessary hospitalisations with improved access to doctors and nurses in aged care, the Australian Medical Association says.

  • by Rachel Clun
LGBTQ elderly face abuse, but the royal commission let them down
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LGBTQ elderly face abuse, but the royal commission let them down

None of the 148 recommendations in the final report mention LGBTQ people.

  • by Claire Allen
Aged care sector calls for uncapped home care packages, more staff funding

Aged care sector calls for uncapped home care packages, more staff funding

Two coalitions of aged care peak groups on Monday released their formal responses to the royal commission, urging the government to commit to a total overhaul of the system.

  • by Rachel Clun