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Budget to address health and ageing: Swan

Two thirds of upcoming budget will relate to health system and challenge of ageing population. The federal budget will be able to tackle health reform and the ageing population because the government does not have to navigate through the rubble ...

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Aged care must be central in health reform: ACSA

Aged care must be an integral consideration in the government’s planned reform of health services. Australia’s peak national body for not-for-profit aged and community care providers has welcomed the government’s move to deliver better health and hospitals to Australians. Aged ...

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Government program still in transition: study

New research raises questions about transition care program. The transition care program has not achieved its goal of improving the flow of older people moving between hospitals, community and residential sectors, new research has found. The study linked, for the ...

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ACAR announced, three months late

But will ghost beds come back to haunt Justine Elliot? The Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot, has finally announced details of the 2010-11 Aged Care Assessment Round (ACAR), almost three months later than expected. It is thought the delay was ...

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Shape up, or ship out

Providers have given Prime Minister Kevin Rudd an ultimatum. Fix aged care or else be punished at the polls in next year’s election. A new coalition representing 95 per cent of all providers has written to Rudd saying they will ...

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