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More COVID deaths in aged care this year than two preceding years put together

There have been more COVID-19 deaths in aged care facilities this year than the first two years of the pandemic combined.

Q&A: Greens Senator Janet Rice talks an end of for-profit aged care, workers’ pay boost and more

With her own 89-year-old mum living in her home and receiving care visits, like many politicians, Senator Janet Rice has a vested interest in how our elders are looked after by those in power. BIANCA ROBERTS sat down with Rice at her Brunswick East office to discuss the Greens' policy priorities.

Aged care facilities across the country enjoy a paw-some time celebrating National Pet Day

Aged care residents, team members, and families at Arcare residences across the nation have celebrated National Pet Day on April 11 with a furry facility invasion.

Mask mandate relaxed in South Australia as COVID measures wound back

Newly elected South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas has announced his government is relaxing its mask mandate and mothballing its QR code check-ins, bringing the state into line with other jurisdictions in Australia.

ACN urges all parties to address nursing workforce crisis during election campaign

The Australian College of Nursing is urging politicians of all persuasions to prioritise the issues impacting the nursing profession throughout the campaign, in the interests of the health of the nation. 

Upcoming changes to My Aged Care provider reporting for all aged care providers

The federal health department is currently making improvements to the My Aged Care reporting template for residential and in-home and community aged care providers’ weekly reporting on resident and workforce COVID-19 vaccination status.

Labor’s plans for aged care are targeted but fall short of what’s needed: Opinion

While Labor’s announcements in Anthony Albanese's budget reply speech last week are worthy initiatives, they stop short of the comprehensive plan we need for reform, according to La Trobe University's HAL SWERISSEN.

Govt queried as thousands yet to receive aged care bonus

Less than half of aged care workers eligible for Federal Government bonuses have received their first payment under the scheme.

ADA offers up pre-election solutions to fix a broken dental system

The Australian Dental Association says the election presents a golden opportunity to remedy the enormous mess that is the nation’s dental system.

NSW premier says state will ‘throw book’ at protesters

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says four protesters arrested after blocking a Sydney road can expect the state to "throw the book" at them. The warning is unlikely to deter the protesters, who have already promised to continue their campaign.

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