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Industry & Reform

Sisters’ shared passion for a career in aged care inspiring others

Sisters Amy Holton and Tanesha Brown are passionate about aged care and determined to change people’s perspectives of the industry by sharing their pathways working with a local Central Coast residential aged care provider.

Woman dies after extended wait for Tas hospital bed

A woman in her 70s is dead after waiting nine hours for a bed at Launceston General Hospital.

Nurses to descend on Darwin for ACN national conference

Approximately 700 nurses from across the nation will convene in the Northern Territory next week for the profession’s signature leadership and education event at the Darwin Convention Centre from August 17-19.

Providers, unions, politicians provide perspectives on Govt push for meaningful worker payrises

As the Federal Government make its submission to the Fair Work Commission advocating for a much-needed wage increase for aged care workers, we hear from a range of stakeholders on how they see this critical step forward to alleviating the aged care crisis, but also the potential dangers ahead. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

No need for ALARM as legal advocacy group rebrands as Aged Care Justice

ALARM has changed its name to 'Aged Care Justice'. A not-for-profit group of volunteers, the organisation was formed with the aim of reducing the abuse and neglect exposed by the aged care royal commission, by ensuring aged care residents have a means to access legal support. The name change is so that victims and their families can easily find the organisation and access its important services.

Aged care provider sues over $820k spent on compliance advice

St George Aged Care has sued to recoup more than $820,000 spent on compliance at one of its Sydney homes hit with a COVID-19 outbreak in August last year.

Newmarch COVID outbreak ‘felt like a horror movie’: nurse testimony at inquest

Walking around the dark corridors of Sydney's Newmarch House hearing cries for help from residents was like being in a horror movie, an inquest has been told.

Concern over low third COVID vaccine dose rates, Qld worst performing state

State and federal authorities are worried the number of Australians getting their third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is flatlining.

Govt pledges to fund aged care pay rise, waiting on Fair Work Commission

The Federal Government will push for a significant and meaningful pay rise for workers in the aged care sector in a pitch to the industrial umpire.

Palliative care needs to be part of 24/7 nurses plan for aged care: PCA

With the introduction of aged care reform bills to parliament, Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is hoping to progress with plans to have registered nurses (RNs) 24/7 in residential aged care.

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