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Bupa Traralgon Class Action

26 June 2019

BUPA aged care is in trouble. Eleven out of 76 are currently the subject of compliance action and a further 19 have been the subject of compliance action in recent times.

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Aged care: is a blunt instrument being sharpened?

26 June 2019

How much does it cost to look after a nursing home resident given their health and needs? The current system comes up with a figure, but nobody really knows what it is based on. Time to change from a blunt funding instrument to a sharp one.

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Regional Transport Seniors Card: $250

26 June 2019

STARTING on 1 January 2020, the Regional Transport Seniors Card will provide a credit of $250 a year to be used towards fuel, taxi fares in rural and regional NSW and pre-booked NSW TrainLink train and coach services.

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NBN: landline phone only options

26 June 2019

YOU are going to have to engage with the NBN if you want to keep your good old-fashioned home telephone. That old telephone will run through the NBN internet network, whether you have a computer or not.

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Digital life after death

26 June 2019

WHAT happens to our online accounts when we die? With so much information and transaction being online these days, you want to find out.

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LETTERS from readers, July 2019

26 June 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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ACCC takes BUPA to court

28 May 2019

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking Bupa Aged Care Australia Pty Ltd to court. That's something the spick-spanking new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission can't do.

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Will I get Alzheimer’s?

28 May 2019

Now there's a question. Wouldn't it be nice if by just playing a game on your mobile you could settle that question once and for all? Sea Quest Hero promises to do just that, but how realistic is this claim?

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Death waits for no one except IPART

28 May 2019

The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is looking at the pricing of interment and cremation when what matters to people who buy funerals is in the overall pricing of funerals.

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Can Australia afford the boomers?

28 May 2019

CAN Australia afford babyboomer Australians? That‘s the question the Parliamentary Budget Office, or PBO, tries to answer in a report recently published.

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The adequacy of our advocacy: survey

23 April 2019

As part of CPSA’s funding agreement with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, CPSA is surveying readers of THE VOICE online about its advocacy. Please take a few seconds to respond to three brief questions about the adequacy of our advocacy. Your support for this survey would be greatly appreciated.

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Bring out the blunt instrument!

23 April 2019

THE Aged Care Royal Commission heard evidence from a number of systemic advocacy organisations. Counsel Assisting quizzed them on nursing home staffing. Apart from CPSA, their response was that mandatory staff-to-residents ratios in nursing homes would be too hard, too blunt an instrument. One organisation even managed to say nothing at all about nursing home staffing, even though it is the key issue in residential aged care.

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