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“It’s too important to ignore”- PM Albanese declares healthcare system reform as top priority, vows to work cooperatively with states

Prioritising putting "patients at the centre", Prime Minster Anthony Albanese has vowed to cooperate with state and territory governments to reform the healthcare system from the ground up.

PM says minimum wage rise the right decision, business groups disagree

The Fair Work Commission's decision to increase the minimum wage by 5.2 per cent was the correct one,  despite the concerns raised by business groups, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says.

Low-paid workers set for 5.2 pct payrise to combat rising grocery and fuel prices

More than 2.6 million Australians will get a $40 a week pay rise from July 1 following a decision by the Fair Work Commission. The 5.2 per cent increase for the country's lowest-paid workers was necessary to deal with rising grocery and fuel prices, with inflation sitting on 5.1 per cent and set to go to seven per cent by the end of the year.

‘Fixing the aged care crisis’ won’t be easy – just 5% of homes above mandatory staffing targets

In his election victory speech, PM Anthony Albanese pledged to “fix the crisis in aged care”. One of the biggest challenges facing the Government is addressing widespread staffing shortages. Only a fraction of aged care homes currently have staffing levels above new minimum ratios that will be mandatory from October next year.

Striking workers target providers by taking protests to their headquarters

Striking aged care workers are taking their fight direct to Southern Cross Care headquarters in Adelaide, the latest in a series of rolling stoppages. UWU's Carolyn Smith, says workers want to appeal to the provider’s executive team directly, but Southern Cross Care chief executive David Moran said it would be more appropriate for pressure to be applied on government, rather than individual providers. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Sector welcomes Albanese Government while urging swift aged care action

A range of aged care stakeholder organisations and unions have congratulated new prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on Saturday night's federal election victory, hoping the new Government will be swift and committed in addressing many of the pressing issues in the sector.

Sorry Prime Minister, but you were far from the one who ‘blew the whistle’ on the aged care crisis

On Sunday night during Nine’s 60 Minutes - The Great Debate 2022, Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed it was he who ‘blew the whistle’ on the aged care crisis. Virtually everyone in the industry begs to differ. BIANCA ROBERTS investigates

Labor focuses on secure work and better pay, but avoids target commitment

Thousands of union members have marched in Brisbane for Labour Day, as Labor promised higher wages and more secure jobs if Anthony Albanese becomes prime minister.

Labor and coalition switch focus to wooing seniors’ vote

Senior Australians are being courted by the major parties as each side commits to extra health care benefits, but Council on the Ageing wants more ambitious policies.

ANMF endorses Labor’s pledged support for care and community workers

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has welcomed an election pledge by federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese to establish an expert panel in the Fair Work Commission specifically for low-paid care workers, saying it will give them equal access to improved wages and conditions.

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