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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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Funding wave to boost dementia research

The minister for health and ageing, Sussan Ley, has launched a three-pronged approach to support dementia research in the quest for new treatments, models of care and preventive measures. Ley announced $35.6 million in funding would go towards six dementia research ...

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Live long & get by

Australians are working later in life to make ends meet. By James Wells With the average Australian life expectancy increasing, a report shows more and more senior citizens are working to finance their retirement. Life expectancy rates are more than 80 years ...

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Cannabis trials to focus on quality of life

The palliative care provider set to lead the nation’s first medical cannabis trial states that the pilot could help improve the care of people with advanced or terminal illnesses. The state government-funded $9 million clinical trial is aiming to determine what role medical cannabis can play ...

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