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Cold housing kills

27 July 2020

Low-income households living in poorly insulated housing is a recipe for hypothermia and death.

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How having 90 words for snow relates to aged care

23 July 2020

Languages spoken north of the Arctic circle have many words for snow, because there is so much snow and so many different types of snow north of the Arctic circle. The Australian aged care industry is all for a similar semantic deployment.

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How having 90 words for snow relates to aged care

23 July 2020

Languages spoken north of the Arctic circle have many words for snow, because there is so much snow and so many different types of snow north of the Arctic circle. The Australian aged care industry is all for a similar semantic deployment.

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Aged care funding for old rope

23 July 2020

The federal Department of Health has a habit of making simple things complicated in aged care funding and it's costing the taxpayer while home care providers laugh all the way to the bank. Financing of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and the Home Care Packages program explained.

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OUT NOW: Michelin Guide to Australian Nursing Homes

29 June 2020

Malnourishment is not exactly what you would associate with the Michelin restaurant guide, but the Department of Health has gone ahead and done a Michelin (with dots rather than stars) for Australian nursing homes - available from July 2020. How helpful is it?

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Super shock unnecessary

29 June 2020

Halved overnight! Many retirees received a letter from their superannuation fund saying their pension would be halved from 1 July 2020. It's not as bad as it seems, though.

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Housing stimulus not for those who need it

29 June 2020

The Government's housing stimulus package ignores the need for social and affordable housing in favour of helping home buyers and renovators, who will appreciate the extra cash, but what about the massive waiting list for social housing?

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The great Narromine toilet roll heist

25 May 2020

In a letter to CPSA, CPSA member Bob Meadly provides an insight in how COVID-19 is lived in rural NSW and also opines that free-to-air TV these days is so bad it probably gives you dementia.

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Hip, hip, hurray for the PBLCI!

25 May 2020

The Pensioner Beneficiary Living Cost Index (PBLCI), used in pension indexation, has proven its worth in the March 2020 quarter once again, but pensioners haven't always be so lucky.

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