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Royal commission interim report: Sector reacts

The royal commission’s interim report, titled simply Neglect, paints a grim picture of a sector devoid of caring and emotion and concerned only with the idea of itself as an “industry” that has “consumers” whose value is “defined by the ...

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A new charter for stronger aged care rights

Charter of Rights

As the aged care royal commission continues to reveal deeply troubling cases of mismanagement and elder abuse, a new charter aims to shore up the dignity and protection of aged care residents. Released under the federal government’s aged care quality ...

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COTA commends new Diversity Framework

COTA has commended the government for releasing a Diversity Framework to support the needs of older Australians last week. Chief executive Ian Yates said the framework would ensure that all seniors, irrespective of background, have choice and control when it ...

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Plan to reduce welfare dependence in seniors

Senior advocacy group COTA Australia has commended plans to focus on vulnerable older Australians at risk of long term welfare dependence. The comments come after Minister for Social Services Christian Porter this week announced that the next round of the ...

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Roundtable tackles future investment in aged care

Three of Australia’s leading aged care organisations have met to discuss strategies that would encourage further investment in the sector. HESTA, Industry Super Australia and the Council of Ageing hosted the roundtable in Melbourne earlier this week. Attended by executives ...

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