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It’s a long road to Canberra

The generally positive response to the PC draft might bode well for the likelihood of reform, but it’s by no means the last hurdle to overcome For the reforms outlined in the PC draft report, and presuming they look something ...

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Hopes and fears

There are many days of reading, and months of debating and lobbying ahead of all of us, but I am still smiling, writes Sharon Davis. The initial reading of the draft report’s recommendations gives me reasons to smile. We have ...

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It’s time to embrace ageing

The opportunity still exists for the PC to recommend how we can improve attitudes towards older Australians and ageing in general, writes Sandra Hills. Following the release of the PC’s draft report, we saw a flurry of dramatic articles splashed ...

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Playing poker with the PC

And now, some final, light hearted thoughts from Ray Glickman. Let’s face it, it’s bloody hard to win a hand let alone clean up the pot in the great poker game that aged care plays in. We’ve had shocking cards ...

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Perfect timing

This opportunity for comprehensive reform must be grasped, and not sidelined, as we debate the details, writes Pat Sparrow. The Productivity Commission’s draft report has placed aged care reform firmly on the agenda for 2011. Its long-awaited analysis and recommendations ...

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Delving into the detail

NIMAC’s concerns revolve around the proposed regulatory reforms and the form they will take, writes Pam Bridges. Like many others we read the draft report from the Productivity Commission with interest. Attempting to absorb the information in this very large ...

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A leap of faith

If the market solves the funding and planning problems of aged care, why hasn’t it worked in the US, asks Michael Fine If you work in aged care you probably already have an opinion on the PC draft. If not, ...

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We’re nearly all in agreement

We must now guard against getting stuck in the ‘who pays’ 1997 debate, writes Martin Laverty. 18 months of consultations, 480 submissions, a 507 page report, and 41 recommendations. An immense amount of effort from so many different people has ...

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