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Lost in translation

Labor pledges $5 million for interpreter services in aged care Labor has pledged $5 million to improve translation services for older Australians in aged care if it wins the election. The promise includes more than $2 million for interpreter services ...

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Politicians pin all aged care hopes on the PC

At yesterday’s aged care debate, Justine Elliot, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and Rachel Siewert outlined why their respective parties were best for aged care. Megan Stoyles reports. The ALP, Coalition and the Greens are all pinning their hopes for a great big ...

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WA and Victoria out of HACC reform

HACC transfer finally underway, but not everyone’s on board. Megan Stoyles reports. The government has announced the long delayed transfer of full funding and policy responsibility for aged care, particularly Home and Community (HACC) services, except for Western Australia and ...

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Budget blues

Reaction to the budget couldn’t have been more mixed. Darragh O Keeffe reports. Providers said it failed to address the fundamental funding reforms needed, nurses called it a win for residents and staff, and seniors gave it a cautious approval ...

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Rudd’s aged care reforms revealed

Mixed reaction from providers and peak bodies to government announcement. The wait is over. The federal government has announced its long-awaited plans for improving aged care, as part of its wider hospitals and health care reform agenda. Prime Minister Kevin ...

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