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Thousands hit by delay to $400 bonus

More than half of the country’s aged care workers are yet to receive their first $400 cash bonus from the government, almost two months after it was first announced. In early February, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced eligible workers would be given two ...

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Watchdog reports increased complaints

Staffing levels, medication management and personal hygiene were the most frequently complained about issues in residential care homes towards the end of last year. Between October and September 2021, a total of 1,639 complaints were lodged against 550 residential care ...

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Labor’s $2.5b aged care promise

Australian aged care homes would have a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, staff would get a pay rise and residents would have better care under a $2.5bn overhaul promised by the federal opposition. Anthony Albanese used his ...

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