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Labor’s Butler moves on aged care reform

Five aged care bills have been introduced to parliament to support the Gillard government’s $3.7 billion Living Longer Living Better reforms. Minister for ageing Mark Butler said the reforms would replace an old aged care system, which was designed 25 ...

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British plans break new ground

Proposed overseas reforms include some good ideas that could work in Australia. By Sandra Hills and Alan Gruner While debate over the Australian government’s Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms continue, the British government released a report, Caring for ...

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Palliative care a ‘real priority’

According to a report released by the Senate, palliative care should be funded under a separate category to other sub-acute services. The committee made 38 recommendations in total including a call for the development of a national framework to support ...

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Extent of aged care reform questioned

The government’s decision to deviate from the Productivity Commission’s blueprint for aged care will materially compromise the desired outcome, an expert has said. Darragh O Keeffe reports. While the government has made some important moves toward building a more dynamic ...

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Push to fill gap in funding

Providers and others in the industry are searching for answers to help those who find themselves between community and residential care. By Megan Stoyles. There has been a call for intermediate community care packages following a big shortfall in the ...

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QLD government abandons mental health say nurses

Queensland nurses have raised serious concerns about the failure of the state budget to address mental health. Queensland mental health professionals have slammed last week’s Queensland budget for failing to provide long term mental health funding. Christine Palmer from the ...

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Promises, promises

With just 12 days to go until the NSW state election, both sides continue to spruik health policies, but where is aged care? With the NSW state election fast approaching, new health policies continue to come thick and fast from ...

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