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Transforming aged care must start with improving wages and conditions: new research

New HESTA aged care workforce research reveals the nation risks missing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build the skilled workforce needed to meet future demand if there is not an adequate national effort to improve wages and conditions in the sector.

Budget a ‘considered and complete’ response to royal commission: Birmingham

Finance Minister Simon Birmingham believes the Morrison Government's $17.7 billion funding package into aged care is adequate, as a key commitment in last week's big spending Federal Budget.

Lift in aged care wages not in Budget plan

A fundamental redesign of aged care is in the works but the higher wages needed to attract thousands of new workers are not in the budget's five-year plan.

Encouraging budget cash splash, but reservations remain over aged-care plan

Australia's aged-care system is on the pathway to transformation but more funding is still needed, leading advocates say in response to a record Federal Government package.

The nuts and bolts of the Govt’s $17.7b aged care plan

The Federal Government's aged care plan is across a range of areas, including home care, residential aged care services and sustainability, residential aged care quality and safety, workforce and governance.

Govt pledges $17.7b to improve aged care system

A record $17.7 billion will go toward improving Australia's aged care system in response to a damning royal commission into the sector, which exposed harrowing tales of abuse and neglect.

Catholic Health Australia welcomes aged care package

The Federal Government's formal response to the Royal Commission in Aged Care, namely its $17.7 billion package has been described by Catholic Health Australia (CHA) as 'a landmark moment for older Australians'.

ANMF says aged care budget falls short of reform promise

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says the $17.7 Billion for aged care in the Budget is definitely not the 'once in a generation' reform package promised by the Morrison Government and won't be anywhere near enough to provide safe, quality care for vulnerable nursing home residents.

Government urged to fund GP aged care visits and nursing home infrastructure

The AMA is calling for increased funding to support and encourage more GPs to visit patients in nursing homes as well as greater investment in nursing home facilities to make it easier for GPs to deliver the care that people in nursing homes deserve.

AACC pushes for Govt to act on 52 of RC’s 148 recommendations

One in three aged care residents in Australia has suffered substandard care, according to a damning royal commission report which has urged sweeping reforms. 

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