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New scholarships to boost aged care workforce

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has opened scholarships to help boost the aged care workforce. Last week, scholarship applications for aged care nursing and allied health opened at ACN – a move labelled by ACN as “vital”. ACN’s chief, ...

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HSU rally against aged care closure

Last Thursday, HSU aged care workers rallied to keep Newcastle's Wallsend Aged Care Facility open after fears the NSW government was closing it by stealth. Hunter New England Local Health District (LHD) confirmed Wallsend Aged Care Facility had more than ...

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Budget to fund $11.3bn aged care pay rise

Next week's federal budget will fund a highly-anticipated salary increase for aged care workers after Labor announced a major increase in sector-wide spending. On Wednesday, the government said it will fund a 15 per cent pay rise for over 250,000 ...

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