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LASA: unified voice speaks loudest

The old political mantra of united we stand divided we fall still holds true. Any organisation – be it corporate or, particularly, membership-based – achieves greater success when it is unified and focused on common goals or operational targets. Leading Age Services ...

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Blueprint for positive ageing

Members of the abolished Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing have published a document detailing policy options for an ageing Australia. Blueprint for an Ageing Australia makes proposals surrounding economic development, health, technology, transport, urban design and housing. National Seniors acting chief executive ...

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The issue of our age

Australia’s population is growing older at a faster rate than ever before, so experts are sounding off now on the best ways to manage this unprecedented demographic shift. By Angela Tufvesson.  Experts in aged care and public policy came together ...

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Recognition – and more – for carers

A plan with broad political support proposes tangible public support for people looking after sick loved ones in NSW. By Michael Fine. The vision behind the NSW Carers Strategy shows the potential value of government working with community. Despite the ...

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NHMRC announces dementia research budget

Plans include grants, campaign to attract talent from other fields. The NHMRC has unveiled plans for how the $200 million Boosting Dementia Research budget measure will be spent. This includes the opening of the new Dementia Research Grants Scheme, worth ...

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Those $7 co-payments add up

Chronically ill, parents of young children face highest increases in cost of care, study shows. By Amie Larter. New research puts the real price tag on co-payments. The elderly, families and those with chronic conditions will all be hit harder ...

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Uni study calls placement fees a risk

Plans to charge educational institutions for clinical placements could have a huge impact on the quality of the workforce, a study warns. By Erin Mayo. The quality of education could be put at risk following plans by some health services ...

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Dementia supplement gone

Fifield cites eligibility blow-out; providers decry short notice.  The government has announced it has decided to cease the dementia and severe behaviours supplement. Funding will stop from July 31. “The supplement was designed to provide additional resources for providers who ...

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