Opinion

Aged care residents are paying for lessons not learned fast enough

Michelle Grattan
By Michelle Grattan
February 4 2022 - 6:25pm
Senior Australians and Aged Care Services Minister Richard Colbeck. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Richard Colbeck had to face the music this week over attending the fifth Test in his home state of Tasmania when he'd told the Senate COVID committee he was too busy working on the Omicron wave spreading through aged care.

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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.

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