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Government missing in aged care action for 20 years: Royal Commission fails to tell us ‘how come?’

31 October 2019

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report published today is very clear about the fact that successive Governments have done nothing to fix the very serious and grave problems afflicting aged care for well over twenty years, but the Interim Report fails to identify the reasons for Government inaction. While those reasons remain hidden, the problems in aged care cannot be resolved

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The not-a-retirement-income review

24 October 2019

The Australian Government has fearlessly announced an independent review of retirement income policy settings, but has at the same time re-assured those affected that absolutely no changes will occur as a result of this review.

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Minister: people on the dole are druggies and alkies

24 October 2019

A Social Services Minister not suggesting, but actually saying that people on Newstart waste their money on illegal drugs and alcohol? Yep, this is Australia, which is about to introduce drug and alcohol testing for the unfortunate people who rely on Newstart for survival.

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GPs and pharmacists fight it out

26 September 2019

DOCTORS wanting to be pharmacists and pharmacists wanting to be doctors, that’s the turf war currently exercising minds at the Pharmacy Guild and the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

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RN 24/7 for one more year

26 September 2019

NSW sits on its hands as the Aged Care Royal Commission works its way through staffing requirements at nursing homes. A victory of sorts only for advocates

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Crackdown on elder abuse

26 September 2019

The new NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner warns retirement village operators he will have them in his sights over the issue of elder abuse.

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