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MYEFO: What was in it for aged care?

The government has confirmed its aged care spend announced on the back of the royal commission’s interim report in December’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) but dashed hopes that there would be further funding for providers before Christmas. Last month, Prime ...

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There’s a hole in the aged care funding bucket

The royal commission’s interim report, ominously titled Neglect, was released on 31 October. A great early Christmas present for all Australians, chosen especially with the government in mind. In response, Prime Minister Scott Morrison joined Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck, ...

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Reports of aged care assaults rise 40 per cent

Notifications of assaults in residential aged care have spiked almost 40 per cent, according health authorities. The federal health department received 5233 notifications of assaults in residential aged care over the past year, a 39 per cent rise from 3773 ...

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