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ANMF Says Parliament Must Act to Pass Staffing Ratios Disclosure Bill

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Monday 10th December, 2018

The Federal Parliament must act on recommendations from a Liberal-led Parliamentary Committee which calls for the mandatory disclosure of staffing ratios in Australia’s nursing homes, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).

In examining the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 (the Bill), the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport, chaired by the Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman, recognised the urgent need to increase the level of transparency in the aged care system. Accordingly, last week the Committee’s report recommended that the Federal Parliament pass the Bill, as an important first step towards achieving transparency around aged care staffing.

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