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Law and order

The PC’s recommendations on complaints handling and investigations form a sound basis for reform, writes Angela Wood. The Productivity Commission has recommended an independent regulator for aged care – the Australian Aged Care Regulation Commission (AACRC). The AACRC will handle ...

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Exclude incontinent from law: GP

Those suffering from incontinence should not be charged when caught urinating in public, doctor tells police minister. A Queensland MP is lobbying for incontinent people who urinate in public out of necessity to be spared the humiliation of going to ...

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The search for Australia’s best nurses

Nominations open for 2011 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards Communities across Australia are being encouraged to nominate their most remarkable nursing professionals – in the 2011 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards. The awards, now in their fifth year, acknowledge outstanding nurses, midwives, ...

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Spain raises retirement age

Deal reached after six weeks of talks with unions and business chiefs EUROPE: Spain’s government said on Friday it had agreed to raise the retirement age to 67 from 65, after a bitterly fought reform aimed at repairing public finances ...

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Disability campaigner honoured

As well as a range of individuals for their services to health and ageing An outstanding role model who has made a significant contribution to the welfare of Australia. That’s how minister for ageing Mark Butler described equal rights campaigner ...

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Major findings

A summary of the key recommendations of the draft report of the Productivity Commission’s Caring for Older Australians inquiry • The aged care system should promote independence and wellness, while ensuring all seniors have access to person-centered care. Services should ...

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Nurses unhappy with PC report

ANF says draft inquiry report doesn’t go far enough on workforce issues In a strongly worded statement issued today, the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has called on the Government to “urgently review” the Productivity Commission’s draft report into the aged ...

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PC has listened to industry: providers

Aged care providers have welcomed the key recommendations of Productivity Commission’s draft report Leading aged care providers have welcomed the major findings of the draft report of the Productivity Commission’s Caring for Older Australians inquiry. Among the key recommendations welcomed ...

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