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Employers to pay more super contribution

Social sector says government delivers tax break to the rich The nation’s peak welfare group says some of the government’s superannuation changes simply hand tax breaks back to the rich. Contribution changes are central to the government’s shake-up of the ...

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An age-old issue

Employers must re-engage with their ageing workforce as the nursing shortage worsens, research finds. Retaining older employees needs to be given more prominence in government initiatives, according to a new study looking at Australia’s ageing nursing workforce. The workforce shortage ...

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Queensland provider wins reconciliation award

Efforts in employing indigenous people recognised Major Queensland provider Blue Care has been awarded a prestigious reconciliation award by the state government. At the recent Reconciliation Awards for Business ceremony, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh presented the award in the Community ...

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Still in the dark over nurse registration

The July deadline is fast approaching but questions still surround the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health practitioners. While nursing and health professions widely support the scheme, they say there is a lack of clarity over the practicalities, which ...

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New player on the scene

The head of a major health provider believes its moves into aged care will push the sector out of the cottage industry phase. Megan Stoyles reports. Australia’s second largest publicly-listed private health provider, Healthscope, is moving into the aged care ...

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The forgotten ones

Last year the elderly homeless were finally classed as a special needs group. Linda Belardi reports on the impact of this important recognition on aged care’s invisible people. For many years, the 10th floor of Gordon House night shelter was ...

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