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France to pay home care workers virus bonus

French President Emmanuel Macron says home care workers who helped the elderly and people with disabilities during the pandemic will receive a bonus of up to 1000 euros ($A1647) by the end of the year. During a visit to the ...

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Unions push for disability pandemic leave

Unions have launched a fresh push to extend paid pandemic leave to disability workers after an outbreak at a Melbourne group home. The Fair Work Commission last week ruled all residential aged care workers including nurses were entitled to two ...

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Aged care virus inquiry won’t focus on Victoria

A royal commission inquiry into the aged care sector’s response to the coronavirus pandemic will not centre on the ongoing crisis in Victoria where more COVID-19 fatalities are expected. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety says it ...

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