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Fed up aged care workers rally outside Federal Parliament demanding change

The Federal Government was squarely in the campaign sights of aged care workers who rallied outside Federal Parliament yesterday, after being, what they call 'dudded', in Tuesday night's Budget.

MP calls for ‘deeply unjust and discriminatory’ NDIS age limit to be struck out

Under the current National Disability Insurance Scheme, those who acquire their injuries after the age of 65 are not eligible for support and instead need to go through the aged care system. Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie is calling on the Government to strike out the cutoff.

Nurses and workers gather to slam Government inaction in aged care sector

Scores of frustrated aged care nurses and assistants, backed by heads of the ANMF gathered at parliament house in Canberra yesterday to implore the Federal Government to address the current crisis in aged care. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Parliament rises without passing important superannuation equity measure

HESTA, the largest superannuation fund to Australia's health and community services sector, says it's disappointed that the last Parliament sitting day for the year has ended without progressing legislation that would fix a super loophole that sees those earning less than $450 a month with an individual employer miss out on super contributions.

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