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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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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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The real-life impact of aged-care funding policy

A collision between the personal and the political. As a researcher and academic, I’ve often studied national budgets, demographic projections and care costs and written about paying for aged care. Now it’s become personal. Like so many others, we found ...

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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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Local jobs remain large concern

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has said the lack of jobs for local nurses and midwives continues to be one of the profession’s biggest workforce issues. The statement follows the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) ...

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Intergenerational care the future for dementia?

An intergenerational model of care needs to be established in order to prevent carers becoming overwhelmed, a team of Griffith University researchers have found. Professor Anneke Fitzgerald and doctors Nerina Vecchio and Katrina Radford are leading an investigation into developing such a model ...

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