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Basic funeral dead and buried

26 September 2019

It’s the quick and the dead if you want a regulated basic funeral. From 1 February 2020, the basic funeral will be defunct replaced with providers’ cheapest options.

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LETTERS from readers, October 2019

26 September 2019

Email voice@cpsa.org.au , if you would like to write to CPSA to have your views and comments published online and in the monthly print version of THE VOICE, CPSA’s newsletter.

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0% Term Deposits?

23 August 2019

Getting no interest or, even worse, paying the bank interest over your own savings, is that something retirees and intending retirees are now countenancing or is there an alternative?

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Bupa Eden’s 11th hour escape

23 August 2019

The goings-on at Bupa's nursing home in Eden weren't as dramatic as the wholesale abandonment of frail elderly residents at the Earle Haven nursing home on the Gold Coast, but it demonstrated once again that the new-broom Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is an impotent and inadequate defender of the health and wellbeing of nursing home residents. Bupa and the Commission played a game of chicken: Bupa won.

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Nursing homes are understaffed period

23 August 2019

Guest contributor, Dr Michael Wynne of the unfunded, grass roots advocacy organisation Aged Care Crisis explains why increasing staffing levels in nursing home is a prerequisite, not the be-al-and-end-all, of quality care in Australia's nursing homes.

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Health funding or health profiteering crisis?

23 August 2019

Public debate on health centres on private health insurance and how unaffordable it has become and how inadequate. CPSA is an unlikely defender of private health insurance funds, but the funds are only secondary culprits, enablers of the primary culprits.

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Who let public housing down?

23 August 2019

OVER the last decade State and Territory Governments have allowed for over 20,000 public housing dwellings to be lost. In order to pick up the slack, non-profit providers have increased the amount of homes they operate but it is not keeping pace with demand.

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LETTERS from readers, September 2019

23 August 2019

Email voice@cpsa.org.au , if you would like to write to CPSA to have your views and comments published online and in the monthly print version of THE VOICE, CPSA’s newsletter.

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Bupa Eden nursing home goes rogue

16 August 2019

The official accreditation of the Bupa Eden nursing home expires on 16 August 2019, with Bupa Eden set to continue operations without regulatory oversight.

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Earle Haven and Bupa Eden: Australia’s first two rogue nursing homes

22 July 2019

No clearer case and example of profit-over-people was on display in Queensland this July, where 70 nursing home residents were simply abandoned in their beds and wheelchairs over a commercial dispute between a principal and subcontractor. But New South Wales is not far behind. Bupa Australia may also be planning an abandonment of frail older people in its Eden 'facility' on 16 August 2019.

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Will new rules keep energy retailers in line?

22 July 2019

Energy companies, once the stodgiest but most reliable companies in Australia, joined the ranks of corporate spivs and rip-off merchants some years ago. Will the latest initiative by the ACCC reign them in?

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