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Diet expert joins aged care council

A dietician appointed to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council has called for mandatory malnutrition screenings and food audits in nursing homes.  Practising dietitian Julie Dundon joined the 11-person council this week, amid ongoing debates over poor nutrition ...

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Aged care workers vow nationwide action

Aged care workers across the nation have backed taking industrial action over “chronic understaffing” and low pay, as the union warns walkouts are highly likely before the federal election. More than 7000 United Workers Union members employed at aged care providers across three states have ...

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Thousands hit by delay to $400 bonus

More than half of the country’s aged care workers are yet to receive their first $400 cash bonus from the government, almost two months after it was first announced. In early February, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced eligible workers would be given two ...

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