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Morrison pledges $537 million for aged care

The federal government will spend more than half a billion dollars on aged care. Following the release of the aged care royal commission’s interim report – which identified boosting the number of home care packages, a response to over-reliance on ...

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Treasurer warns of ageing ‘economic time bomb’

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is concerned Australia’s ageing population is an “economic time bomb” for the national economy. He wants older Australians to work for longer to help keep the nation afloat. However, Labor accused the treasurer of simply wanting to ...

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Hobart aged home ‘was like a closed shop’: consultant

Independent consultants tasked with examining eight sanctioned Bupa aged care homes felt the provider was not open to scrutiny and was like a closed shop. The consultants told the royal commission into aged care they were asked by lawyers representing ...

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