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Pensioners welcome a solid interim Budget

25 October 2022

A Budget that has little in the way of one-off, special measures that benefit pensioners specifically, but a solid lead-up to the May 2023 Budget with many measures announced previously now funded and lined up for implementation.

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Social housing going backwards in NSW

8 September 2021

In NSW spending on social housing is down, social housing as a proportion of total housing is down but the waiting list for social housing is also down, how is that possible? Some moves by the NSW Government play a large part.

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Permanent Supplement for the poorest pensioners

19 August 2020

“CPSA urges the Australian Government to provide an additional permanent Pension Hardship Supplement for the poorest pensioners, singles without assets and without private income. The living standard of single pensioners with the pension as their sole source of income hovers just above the poverty line.", said CPSA Policy Manager Paul Versteege.

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Hibernating aged care watchdog needs to wake up: pensioners

16 April 2020

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has suspended its regular compliance monitoring of nursing homes, replacing it with a ‘risk-based approach’, which appears to depend heavily on telephone contact and contact via Skype and Zoom with nursing homes. This means that the ACQSC to all intents and purposes has stopped entering nursing homes to do its statutory job of protecting nursing home residents when arguably their needs are highest given the coronavirus crisis.

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Government missing in aged care action for 20 years: Royal Commission fails to tell us ‘how come?’

31 October 2019

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report published today is very clear about the fact that successive Governments have done nothing to fix the very serious and grave problems afflicting aged care for well over twenty years, but the Interim Report fails to identify the reasons for Government inaction. While those reasons remain hidden, the problems in aged care cannot be resolved

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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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Publish nursing home staffing ratios, pensioners say

22 July 2019

Pensioners are calling on Federal MPs and Senators to support the Private Member’s Bill to be introduced into Federal Parliament today by South Australian Independent Rebekha Sharkie. The Bill makes it compulsory for nursing homes to publicly disclose their staffing ratios.

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