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Time for aged-care optimism under new Parliament

Funding cuts and reform still loom large, but a co-operative cross-bench and responsive ministers are good signs for the future. After one of the longest election campaigns in Australia’s history, and almost a six-week wait to realise the final makeup ...

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New gold standard is scary for community care

Market-based reforms have caused great uncertainty in the community-care sector, where not everyone will emerge a winner. The Olympic Games are an exciting celebration of competition, something to look forward to every four years. Despite the inevitable controversies beforehand, once ...

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LASA homes in on aged-care cuts, dedicated minister

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has called on newly re-elected Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to work co-operatively with the aged-care industry and newly elected independents, cross-benchers and minor party members who have committed to addressing critical issues in the sector. ...

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Drilling down into the state of dental care

About 7500 Australians will undergo dental examinations as part of a new research project that aims to assess the level of oral diseases in the Australian adult population. The $5.8 million National Study of Adult Oral Health 2016–18 will also ...

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