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Time for aged-care optimism under new Parliament

Funding cuts and reform still loom large, but a co-operative cross-bench and responsive ministers are good signs for the future. After one of the longest election campaigns in Australia’s history, and almost a six-week wait to realise the final makeup ...

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New gold standard is scary for community care

Market-based reforms have caused great uncertainty in the community-care sector, where not everyone will emerge a winner. The Olympic Games are an exciting celebration of competition, something to look forward to every four years. Despite the inevitable controversies beforehand, once ...

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Carer welfare remains overlooked

Even the election couldn’t get officials to focus on the needs of those who are the backbone of the system. Given the importance of the aged care and disability policies for readers of Aged Care Insite, the lack of attention ...

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Opinion: We must address aged-care financing

The collaborative response to aged-care reform in the lead up to the federal election has been promising. Various agencies across industry and government have responded in outrage to the proposed billions in cuts to aged care, shedding light on the multiple challenges ...

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