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Mapping a way forward

The 400 submissions to the PC inquiry present a common view on what reform is needed, but there are some differences of opinion. Linda Belardi reports. In the future, aged care will be a whole of government responsibility, yet more ...

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COAG health deal on the rocks?

Deal with WA looks as unlikely as ever. West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has said he believes several states are prepared to pull out of the national health reform agreement. It is nearly six months since WA became the only ...

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The leader of the pack

A prominent industry leader for the past 16 years, Dr June Heinrich recently stepped down as CEO of BCS. But, as she tells Megan Stoyles, that doesn’t mean she intends to put her feet up. When June Heinrich joined Baptist ...

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Smeared and sneered

The rush to emotion and hysteria, at the expense of analysis and reflection on aged care issues, is doing none us of any favours, writes Jim Toohey. A close friend telephoned last week – someone I’ve known for many years ...

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Ready for reform

Klaus Zimmerman reappointed ACSA president and says the peak body looks forward to working with new minister. Klaus Zimmermann has been reappointed president of Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), as the Federal Government prepares to tackle major reforms in ...

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Walking for wellness

Hundreds turn out to event to raise awareness and funds for dementia. Hundreds of Sydneysiders joined Alzheimer’s Australia NSW’s inaugural Ambassadors in getting on the move to help end dementia by taking part in the third annual Memory Walk, at ...

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New model needed

Distinction between high and low care should be scrapped, says provider. An identified deficit in the provision of aged care can be fixed if a more holistic approach is taken rather than the current care model, says a leading service ...

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On your bike

Seniors and CEOs take to motorbikes to show age is no barrier to living life. Pat Desmond could well be Victoria’s poster woman for active ageing. Since she hit her mid 50s, the 73-year-old has jumped out of a plane, ...

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