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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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Positive moves afoot in Victoria

State Government congratulated for positive ageing framework and free public transport for seniors. The Council on the Ageing (COTA) has welcomed the ‘Ageing in Victoria’ framework released last week by the Victorian Government. It has congratulated minister for seniors Lisa ...

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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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