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

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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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
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Griffith nursing home failed standards of care: audit
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Griffith nursing home failed standards of care: audit

The Department of Health has imposed sanctions on aged care provider BaptistCare Griffith after it failed a snap audit.

  • by Daniella White
You need to know how to avoid an aged care OMG letter
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You need to know how to avoid an aged care OMG letter

The rules around your assets need to be carefully managed.

  • by Rachel Lane
Aged care won't be getting cheaper
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Opinion

Aged care won't be getting cheaper

It's been one year since David Tunes' report into aged care. What could still come to pass?

  • by Rachel Lane
Why everyone should care about aged care funding
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Analysis

Why everyone should care about aged care funding

We should care about aged care funding because funding affects residents and their families.

  • by Rachel Lane
Victorian Ombudsman to probe State Trustees amid soaring complaints

Victorian Ombudsman to probe State Trustees amid soaring complaints

A 37 per cent increase in the number of complaints about State Trustees has prompted an investigation by Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass.