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'I'm not going to be silent': plea to rethink care royal commission
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Opinion

'I'm not going to be silent': plea to rethink care royal commission

The terms of reference for the royal commission into aged care is still being set. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is leaving it to the states to let retirement villages be part of it.

  • by Adele Ferguson

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Cost of aged care to top $40 billion, eclipse Medicare
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Federal budget

Cost of aged care to top $40 billion, eclipse Medicare

As baby boomers reach the average age of residential age care entry in a decade, the taxpayer bill for aged care is set to soar.

  • by Jessica Irvine
'Questions ate away at me': The heavy burden of aged care
Opinion
Opinion

'Questions ate away at me': The heavy burden of aged care

Three and a half years after my dad died, I'm still tormented by memories of his time in residential care.

  • by Tina Broad
Has the federal government cut funding to aged care?
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Scott Morrison

Has the federal government cut funding to aged care?

No, according to an analysis of seven years of budget papers.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
The questions the Aged Care Royal Commission should ask, but may not
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Analysis

The questions the Aged Care Royal Commission should ask, but may not

Based on a series of investigations by Fairfax Media into nursing homes, this is what the terms of reference would be if we were in charge.

  • by Michael Bachelard
PM rejects aged care cut claims ahead of 'bruising' Royal Commission
Scott Morrison

PM rejects aged care cut claims ahead of 'bruising' Royal Commission

Scott Morrison has denied claims of billion dollar cuts to aged care ahead of a Royal Commission into the sector which he says will be “bruising”.

  • by Henrietta Cook
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PM calls royal commission into aged care after inexcusable 'failures'
Scott Morrison

PM calls royal commission into aged care after inexcusable 'failures'

The dramatic measure comes as figures show authorities have forcibly closed one aged-care service a month after a crackdown on standards.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Aged care overhaul: New funding and legislation for watchdog
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Greg Hunt

Aged care overhaul: New funding and legislation for watchdog

The federal government will sharpen the teeth of a new aged care watchdog committing $16 million to crack down on facility operators.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Why our nursing homes are such a long way from world class
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Opinion

Why our nursing homes are such a long way from world class

Staffing levels, particularly the number of trained nurses, have fallen to unsafe levels in many homes in Australia over the past 21 years.

  • by Lynda Saltarelli
Why Canberra must remain an age-friendly city
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Opinion

Why Canberra must remain an age-friendly city

Cities that promote an age-friendly environment help people of all ages to live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved with their community.

  • by Elizabeth Samra & Carol Benda
Sanction on Canberra aged care home a lesson for all
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Opinion

Sanction on Canberra aged care home a lesson for all

The sanctions highlight the need for a more robust and transparent complaints system and process.

  • by Bina Brown