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Actions speak louder than words

Three leading providers on how they ensure their organisational values are more than just framed words in the foyer. Respect, individuality, trust, equality, dignity – the list goes on. Many, if not most, aged care organisations have a set of ...

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Nurses stand proud on Wednesday

Provider calls on future nurses to consider working in aged care It’s International Nurses Day on Wednesday and a leading aged care provider is capitalising on the event to issue a call to all nurses, and future nurses, to pursue ...

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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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