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Urgent visa change to fill aged care gap

The government will fast-track the processing of 60,000 permanent visa applications by overseas skilled workers in a bid to fill urgent staff shortages in health and aged care. The move comes as research shows that labour shortages in aged care ...

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Covid deaths in aged care homes on the rise

Coronavirus deaths in Australian residential facilities are beginning to rise again, according to recent figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report showed the percentage of COVID-19 deaths among aged care residents increased from 17 per cent ...

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