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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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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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