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Australia’s oldest Covid survivor turns 105

A NSW aged care resident who recently battled Covid has just celebrated her 105th birthday. May Harrison, who is thought to be Australia’s oldest Covid survivor, hit the milestone birthday surrounded by family and friends. “I was very sick and ...

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HSU takes aged care caterer to federal court

A major aged care union has taken an aged care catering service to the federal court for not paying penalty rates to staff on weekends. The Health Services Union commenced “precedent-setting” legal action on Saturday to prevent aged care operator, Catering Industries, from engaging catering staff under the hospitality ...

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Euthanasia to be legalised in NSW

Terminally ill people in NSW will have access to euthnasisa in a landmark decision handed down by state parliament yesterday.  The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 passed the NSW upper house on Thursday, receiving 23 votes in favour and 15 ...

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Sean Rooney steps down as LASA CEO

Sean Rooney has announced he will step down as chief executive of Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) after six years at the helm of the peak organisation. In a statement, Rooney said it was a range of "personal and professional ...

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