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Well-staffed, less complex industry focus of inquiry

Mixed reaction to terms of reference for Productivity Commission inquiry. An independent inquiry into the aged care industry will focus on ensuring adequate staffing and less complexity for Australia’s rapidly ageing population. The terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s ...

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Reforms good, but could be better

Peak body gives lukewarm response to last week’s COAG agreement. Aged & Community Services SA & NT has welcomed the historic hospital announcement at last week’s COAG meeting, but said it is concerned the government has not begun to address ...

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Review into CIS calls for new scheme

Review finds a separate commission would remove concerns around Department’s conflict of interest. The Complaint Investigation Scheme (CIS) should be abolished and replaced with an independent authority, the review into the CIS has recommended. The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, appointed ...

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All eyes on Canberra

COAG meeting on health reform continues The meeting between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and state and territory premiers and chief ministers on the proposed health reforms looks set to continue tomorrow. Rudd’s proposed reforms include $739 million in aged care ...

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New CEO for Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria.

Lynette Moore implemented many improvements during her tenure, president says. Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria has announced the resignation of Lynette Moore as its CEO. After 13 years working with the organisation, Moore said she was proud of her achievements. “I am ...

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