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Homelessness affecting more older women

The number of older women experiencing homelessness in Australia is increasing, according to the annual State of the Family report published by Anglicare Australia. This little-recognised phenomenon is linked to various social factors. The report urged immediate action to better support these ...

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Turnbull ministry fails aged care, critics say

The newly minted Turnbull ministry has come under fire for its failure to include a designated minister for either ageing or aged care. Despite sweeping changes to the structure of various portfolios as part of Turnbull’s new cabinet arrangements, aged ...

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Verhoeven calls for collaboration on funding

As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull begins to reframe the government’s approach to economic management, discussions on how Australia funds its health system must remain front and centre, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has said. AHHA’s chief executive, Alison Verhoeven, ...

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Lecturer speaks up for RNs in aged care

A Charles Sturt University academic has told a Legislative Council committee about the value of registered nurses in residential aged care. Earlier this week, nursing lecturer Dr Maree Bernoth gave evidence to the inquiry into RNs in NSW nursing homes. She said: “I’m quite ...

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