Tag Archives: Ken Wyatt.

$2m to boost aged care workforce

The Morrison government, if re-elected, says it will invest close to $2 million to boost the aged care workforce in rural and remote Australia. This amount includes $1.5 million over three years to support Uniting Care Australia, the lead organisation partnering with the government to deliver the ‘Accord on the …

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Aged care committee appointments

 The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has appointed three new members to the Aged Care Sector Committee (ACSC). Representing the National Advisory Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care on the ACSC will be Jody Currie, CEO of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …

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New era of aged care rights

New laws compelling all aged care providers to sign and conform to a single, strengthened Charter of Rights (Charter), will come into force under the Morrison Government’s latest aged care quality and safety reforms. For the first time, providers will have to give a personally signed copy of the Charter …

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Aged care banking on a boost

Residential aged care subsidies have received a $320 million boost, equating to an average additional $1,800 per permanent resident. From March 20, the total Morrison government investment in aged care will be $467 million following the extra 9.5 per cent subsidy, which will be paid upfront to support all providers …

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Life Checks launched

Millions of Australians are being asked to take a free online Life Check with the launch of a new government website this week. The Life Check website is part of the government’s ‘More choices for a longer life’ initiative intended to help Australians live longer, better lives. Currently, 10 million …

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Aged care exposed: Is the system failing for the vulnerable?

A second ABC Four Corners program on aged care, titled ‘Who Cares?’, continued to expose a system in need of wide-ranging reform. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe says dementia needs to be core business in the aged-care industry. “What we are seeing on Four Corners is devastating for the residents, …

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TV to close the gap

A comprehensive new digital television network focused on health in indigenous communities will be rolled out across hundreds of health centres, as the federal government works with First Nations communities to ‘Close the Gap’ and achieve health equality. Funding of $3.4 million has been committed over the next three years …

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