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Turnbull ministry fails aged care, critics say

The newly minted Turnbull ministry has come under fire for its failure to include a designated minister for either ageing or aged care. Despite sweeping changes to the structure of various portfolios as part of Turnbull’s new cabinet arrangements, aged ...

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Industry calls for minister for ageing

Industry leaders have renewed calls for a dedicated minister for ageing following the appointment of Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. Aged & Community Services Australia chief executive John Kelly said ACSA is asking Prime Minister Turnbull to consider the needs ...

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Verhoeven calls for collaboration on funding

As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull begins to reframe the government’s approach to economic management, discussions on how Australia funds its health system must remain front and centre, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has said. AHHA’s chief executive, Alison Verhoeven, ...

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Bring out ageing’s upside

Experts say policy relating to older people needs to start reflecting potential benefits, not just problems; improved leadership is the key. Leadership must be developed to address both the challenges and potential benefits of the ageing population, a Charles Sturt ...

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Proponents rally to keep RNs in aged care

Union members, community groups, local government representatives and aged-care workers gathered outside NSW Parliament on Thursday ahead of a debate on the future of registered nurses in NSW nursing homes. Prior to the scheduled parliamentary debate following a petition of ...

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The real-life impact of aged-care funding policy

A collision between the personal and the political. As a researcher and academic, I’ve often studied national budgets, demographic projections and care costs and written about paying for aged care. Now it’s become personal. Like so many others, we found ...

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Unpaid carers worth $60.3 billion a year

If the care provided by family members and friends of people who are aged, chronically ill or have a disability were provided by paid carers, the estimated cost would total $60.3 billion this year alone. That’s one finding of the Deloitte Access Economics ...

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