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2020: Year of the nurse and midwife

In May, it will have been 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale and the World Health Organization (WHO) is marking the date by declaring 2020 as the first ever Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Early last year, ...

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MYEFO: What was in it for aged care?

The government has confirmed its aged care spend announced on the back of the royal commission’s interim report in December’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) but dashed hopes that there would be further funding for providers before Christmas. Last month, Prime ...

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There’s a hole in the aged care funding bucket

The royal commission’s interim report, ominously titled Neglect, was released on 31 October. A great early Christmas present for all Australians, chosen especially with the government in mind. In response, Prime Minister Scott Morrison joined Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck, ...

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