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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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Author says sex after 60 is still nifty

Ditch the ick when thinking about older age sexuality. That was one of the messages Joan Price, an advocate for ageless sexuality from the US, brought to Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and COTA Victoria’s Let’s Talk About Sex Conference. Price said there ...

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Filmmaker’s 92-year-old leading man a hit

At age 92, filmmaker Corinne Maunder’s great-uncle Peter still makes deliveries in his truck and talks with passion about the importance of staying active into old age. Maunder, founder and executive producer at Fire Films, captured this on film in ...

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Union tells Senate PPL benefits workers, government

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has called on senators to ignore the “government’s political rhetoric used against working nurses, midwives and AINs” surrounding changes to the current paid parental leave (PPL) scheme. The group said PPL provides the ...

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HESTA awards bring community appeal

Community connections were a common thread among the three winners at the 2015 HESTA Aged Care Awards. Each spoke of the partnerships they’d made with other community members or organisations after receiving the recognition. Paul Brophy, manager of the Brotherhood ...

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Boot camp: Ten hut! Grab your smartphones!

Bootcamps usually conjure images of jogging, lunging and push-ups. But the latest bootcamp held in Tweed Heads, NSW, focused instead on smart technologies and their adoption in the aged- and community-care spaces. The two-day Feros Care’s Smart Technologies Bootcamp, designed to improve ...

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