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Frail lives matter: opinion

Open letter to Tom Symondson, chief of the Aged and Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA). Come on, Tom, when will you call out the whole tasering affair for the ageism it is? Please don't tell us that more training, resources ...

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Government and Opposition spar over home closures

Australia's aged care minister has defended her unwavering commitment to the sector following criticism from the Opposition for exacerbating pressures on aged care providers. Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care Anne Ruston said Labor's 'rushed' decisions on staffing requirements ...

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Labor breaks 24/7 nursing deadline

Labor has admitted it will miss its self-imposed deadline to have 24/7 registered nurses on-site at every Australian aged care home in a significant about-face on an election promise. Aged Care Minister Anika Wells has said the sector is "thousands ...

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Concerns raised over new home care package rules

The federal government has rejected accusations it limited access to medication and walking assistance in its updated Home Care Package manual. On Tuesday, The Daily Telegraph reported that the government's new guidelines, which were issued on January 13, had slashed home care support for ...

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