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Pre-election strike action an insight into level of ‘anger and frustration’ of workers

On the eve of the election, strike action continues as aged care workers from Queensland’s Blue Care and Churches of Christ residential aged facilities are walking off the job today, intensifying pressure on the political parties to enact reforms post-election. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Money is vital but systemic reforms that improve service accessibility are just as important: expert

Dr Danny Davis is managing director of not-for-profit community service provider LINK Community and Transport. He's been working to improve the effectiveness of government programs, having completed his PhD on the topic of quality-driven governance models and spoke to BIANCA ROBERTS.

NSW legalises voluntary assisted dying, advocacy campaign shifts to ACT and NT

After decades of campaigning NSW has become the last state in Australia to pass laws allowing people with a terminal illness to voluntarily end their own life.

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 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.

‘Fed up’ aged care workers nationwide to strike for better pay

The aged care workforce has voted for a national strike in the middle of the federal election campaign in a push for better pay and conditions.

PM describes Australian aged care as ‘world standard’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's aged care system is seen as a global standard, with the Government working to introduce round the clock nurses in facilities by 2025.

Panel of 100 undecided voters award Albanese narrow debate victory

Anthony Albanese has emerged as the narrow winner from the first leaders' debate, as the opposition leader accused the government of having no vision for the future.

COTA head says election focus needs to be on older Australians

The peak body for older Australians has urged whoever wins the May 21 election to take a whole of government approach to tackle issues faced by older Australians.

Advocacy bodies slam Budget as failing to address aged care quality and workforce issues

The Federal Government has claimed that its 2022/23 Budget offers “a record investment” in Australia’s health care system, including aged care, but aged care advocacy bodies have immediately slammed it for failing to address the crux of the current quality and workforce crises hampering the industry’s recovery.

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