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Aged Care campaign pushing for real change
7 May - The Morrison Government has promised this Tuesday’s Federal Budget will respond to the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendations. The Budget announcements will be followed by the Opposition’s reply usually two days later.
Doctors and nurses call for mandated nursing home staffing and swifter action
4 May - No reason to wait three years to implement 24/7 nurse cover - Care Can’t Wait. Doctors and nurses are calling on the Government to urgently mandate staff ratios of registered nurses in aged care and to act sooner than recommended by the Royal
ANMF reveals impacts of job insecurity in aged care at Senate Inquiry
28 April - Some aged care workers juggled up to four jobs across different nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to make ends meet, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has told a Senate Inquiry into job security.
Mandated minimum staffing levels & skills mix key to delivering quality aged care, new paper argues
22 April - While other factors such as increased education and training are important, providing quality and respectful care requires having at least the right number of the right kinds of staff to carry out the work.
Aged care needs extra $10bn a year
19 April - The Federal Government should boost funding by about $10 billion a year to help fix Australia’s broken aged care system, according to a new Grattan Institute report.
Aged care a multi-billion dollar mess
16 April - The ANMF (SA Branch) has long maintained that the devastating shortages of aged care services and staff contribute to the crushing workloads of emergency departments and hospitals throughout the country.
CCTV trial underway in SA
6 April - An Australian-first trial of CCTV cameras inside the rooms of aged care residents is finally underway, with cameras now operating at two sites: Mt Pleasant District Hospital’s aged care home and Northgate House.
It’s back: Welcome to season 2 of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
6 April - Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, the heartwarming ABC documentary series that brought together a group of aged care and retirement home residents and preschoolers for daily activities, is back for a second season.
New safety laws for aged care
31 March - As an aged care consumer, people have the right to safe and quality care and to live without abuse or neglect.
It’s time to fix aged care, Mr Morrison
26 March - “We have had a Royal Commission, the jury is in. The Morrison Government must respond.’’ Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing Mark Butler.
Aged care nurses and carers converge on Parliament House
16 March - A delegation of aged care workers from across Australia converged on Parliament House, Canberra, today (Tuesday 16 March) calling on the country’s political decision-makers to use the upcoming Federal Budget to urgently reform the und
COVID-19 conspiracy theorists 'selfish'
10 March 2021 - COVID-19 conspiracy theorists are more concerned about their own health and less concerned about the health of others, according to a study led by University of Queensland researchers.
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