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Providers say thank you to volunteers

Major organisations say they rely on local Good Samaritans to deliver services Several leading aged care providers have used National Volunteer Week, which runs from today until Sunday (16 May), to acknowledge the thousands of Good Samaritans who help run ...

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Nurses stand proud on Wednesday

Provider calls on future nurses to consider working in aged care It’s International Nurses Day on Wednesday and a leading aged care provider is capitalising on the event to issue a call to all nurses, and future nurses, to pursue ...

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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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