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$9 million boost to dementia research

Queensland premier Campbell Newman has announced a $9 million boost in funding for research on dementia. The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CADR) at the University of Queensland will receive this funding increase over the next five years. Based ...

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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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