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Nursing home workers on strike

Staff strikes are now in place across half of Bupa’s 26 Victorian nursing homes, as aged care workers campaign for safer staffing levels and increased pay. Nurses and carers began striking for the duration of their shifts on Tuesday, and ...

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ANMF supports better wages in nursing homes

As nursing home staff in Victoria campaign for higher staffing levels and better wages, the Federal Office of Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has said it will stand in solidarity with its colleagues. Federal Secretary Annie Butler said it ...

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Budget snapshot: Key items affecting aged care

SAVINGS MEASURES Aged Care Provider Funding – further revision of the Aged Care Funding Instrument The government will achieve savings of $1.2 billion over four years through changes to the scoring matrix of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) that determines the ...

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Stakeholders react as consumers gain even more choice

Consumers will be able to take the care package they’re eligible for to the provider of their choice under a new system the government has introduced to Parliament. Instead of government allocating aged-care service providers for people, individuals will be able select a provider and, ...

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Senators ‘dangerously naive’ on ehealth

A parliamentary committee has been labelled “dangerously naive” after giving its tick of approval to electronic health records for all Australians. A Senate inquiry has recommended that proposed legislation to reboot Australia’s current e-health system and switch it from an ...

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