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Soldiers rescue Brisbane aged care residents

Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR), helped evacuate more than 100 aged care residents from two facilities in Brisbane yesterday during the worst of the flood emergency to hit the Queensland capital.

Hour-long webinar briefs RACFs on roles and time scales of ADF deployment

Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia have joined forces to provide advice to residential aged care facilities regarding the deployment of Australian Defence Force personnel.

Free webinar on Australian defence support to residential aged care

A special free webinar about Australian Defence Force support to residential aged care will take place from 1pm-2pm AEDT on Monday, February 21.

COVID deaths in aged care pass 2020 toll

More people have died in residential aged care from COVID-19 in just two months than during the whole of 2020, a Senate committee has been told.

Workforce shortages and other long term issues aired by workers union heads during parliament doorstop

Aged Care workers from New South Wales and Canberra, alongside Health Services Union figure-heads and Labor politicians, assembled at the doors of parliament yesterday in a continued bid to seek reforms aimed at alleviating the ongoing aged care crisis. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Defence minister says more ADF personnel could be deployed into aged care if required

More Australian Defence Force personnel could be deployed to COVID-19 stricken aged care facilities if the crisis in the sector escalates, defence minister Peter Dutton says.

Australian Defence Force not a surrogate aged care workforce: PM

As the aged care sector faces ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks and staff shortages, providers want the ADF called in to assist, but PM Scott Morrison says defence personnel are "not a surrogate aged care workforce".

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