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Labor’s pledge to properly pay women and care workers is a start, but it won’t be easy

The Fair Work Commission is now considering a claim by unions to increase award rates in aged care to an average of $29 an hour. But that won’t fix the deeper problem - that heavily-feminised occupations are undervalued. Labor is promising to make gender pay equity an objective of the Fair Work Act.

CHA calls for urgent reform as new data reveals 82,156 aged care and hospital vacancies

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is calling on the new Federal Minister for Health post-election to introduce urgent and high-impact reforms to fill 82,156 hospital and aged care vacancies, after a new study revealed the startling detail of the national health staffing crisis for the first time.

Pre-election strike action an insight into level of ‘anger and frustration’ of workers

On the eve of the election, strike action continues as aged care workers from Queensland’s Blue Care and Churches of Christ residential aged facilities are walking off the job today, intensifying pressure on the political parties to enact reforms post-election. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Women’s index shows drop in gender equality progress despite closing of super gender gap

Progress to gender financial equality reversed in the March quarter despite a significant win in superannuation savings for women which saw the gender gap narrowing by the most in more than a decade, according to the latest Financy Women's Index.

Volunteer of the Year says when it comes to helping others ‘it’s just in my heart’

Christine Sward has been a volunteer at Christian Homes Tasmania for more than 20 years. A popular winner of last year's ACSA's National Volunteer of the Year award, she speaks to BIANCA ROBERTS about the satisfaction and fulfillment she gets out of volunteering, and why others should consider it.

Time to shine a light on dire situation in aged care: facility CEO opens up on crisis

Colin Osborne is CEO of Peninsula Villages on the NSW Central Coast, which accommodates 300 residents across its three residential care facilities. Never in his 35 years of working in the health industry has he seen the kind of crisis level exhaustion that he is seeing on a daily basis from frontline aged care workers at present.

Frontline workers nationwide striking while the election iron is hot

As wages drop on the back of a two-decade high spike in inflation, a growing number of frontline workers across Australia are taking action, demanding increased pay to keep pace with the rising cost of living.

Facility manager lauds hard-working nurses and laments failure of Govt support for profession

Jill Dexter, a mother of four and veteran of more than 50 years in the aged care industry, is imploring both sides of parliament this International Nurses Day to commit to decisive action on the aged care crisis. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

On this special day ANMF celebrates the enormous contribution nurses make to our society

On today, International Nurses Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation is asking Australians to reflect and acknowledge the extraordinary commitment and dedication of our nurses working in health and aged care across the country.

Tansing a wonderful example of those we celebrate on International Nurses Day

Resthaven's Julie Tansing has been nursing for more than 50 years. These days she shares her wisdom and expertise as a trainer, workforce development program manager and mentor of graduate nurses, but also importantly as a nursing specialist on Parkinson's Disease, which is driven and informed by a family member's battle with the condition. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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