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Millions of reasons why

As more and more Australians are prevented access to age services, more care and services are needed. By Aileen Macalintal Every 71 minutes an Australian is denied age services. Since Medicare does not universally fund age services, Australians must rely ...

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Budget the ‘responsible’ course

The government has chosen to take the ‘responsible’ course to delay the return to surplus in order to “support jobs and growth in an uncertain world”. Treasurer Wayne Swan made these announcements when delivering the federal government’s election budget – ...

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Hitting the mark

Mary Casey provides an insight into the evolution of community care. It is twenty years since I established the Nursing Group and I am astonished at how much things have changed when it comes to community care. I founded the ...

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Cash for care

A recent program overview from the Department of Health and Ageing is clearly in favour of the ‘consumer’ model of care. But is that what we really need?  The term “consumer”, rather than “care recipient”, is used in this document.” ...

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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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