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Age-based private health shake-up floated

Should your age determine how much you pay for private health insurance? Policy experts from the Grattan Institute believe hitching insurance premiums to age could encourage more young people to take out cover and save the troubled industry from a ...

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Former aged care minister ignored bullying: ex-staffer

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt did not address issues of bullying and poor procedural practice in his office, a former staffer alleges. His ex-chief of staff also claims Wyatt, who holds the Liberal seat of Hasluck in Western Australia, ...

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Reports of aged care assaults rise 40 per cent

Notifications of assaults in residential aged care have spiked almost 40 per cent, according health authorities. The federal health department received 5233 notifications of assaults in residential aged care over the past year, a 39 per cent rise from 3773 ...

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Three in five Aussies struggling to sleep

If you feel like you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not alone. Three in five Australians are suffering from at least one symptom of insomnia, a new report has found. The Sleep Health Foundation has warned sleep deprivation is affecting ...

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