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CPSA’s evidence to the Aged Care Royal Commission

28 February 2019

ON 12 February, CPSA gave evidence at the Aged Care Royal Commission. Here are some of the main points canvassed during the examination. CPSA's witness statement and a transcript of CPSA's evidence are published on the Royal Commission's website.

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10,000 places but still no plan

28 February 2019

ALTHOUGH there’s still no plan on how to fix the shocking shortage of aged care places, the Australian Government has thrown an additional $662 million at both residential aged care and the Home Care Packages program.

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Banking Royal Commission: a disappointment after all

28 February 2019

IT is ironic that the first consequence to flow from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was a massive financial services profit estimated at $22 million amid speculations about insider trading.

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Deeming rates and the veil of secrecy

28 February 2019

IT is fairly straightforward to calculate your pension payment on the basis of what other income you have and how much you own in assets, but one thing remains shrouded in secrecy: the deeming rates used to calculate the imaginary money you earn on financial assets.

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CPSA’s 2019 Federal Budget Priorities

28 February 2019

CPSA has set out its 2019 federal budget priorities in the areas of aged care, social service and health. These themes have been covered many times in THE VOICE so here is a bite-size version of CPSA’s submission.

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NSW State Election 23 March 2019

28 February 2019

THIS month New South Wales will hold a general parliamentary election. CPSA’s top-two issues are accessibility of train stations and social and affordable housing.

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