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Aged care leaders worry Morrison government’s budget boost will not be enough

Much more than $10bn over four years will be needed to fund royal commission recommendations, advocates sayAged care leaders are unimpressed by the Morrison government’s reported plans to spend $10bn over four years on reforms to the sector, saying it’s about a quarter of what’s needed to address the findings of the aged care royal commission.The Grattan Institute, in its response to the aged care royal commission’s report, urged the commonwealth to boost spending on the aged care sector by $10b...
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Husband walks in on wife being allegedly sexually assaulted at Sydney aged care home

José says he hasn’t been able to sleep since alleged assault, which was described as ‘cuddling’ in incident reportA man who walked in on his 70-year-old wife with dementia being allegedly sexually assaulted by a fellow resident at her Sydney aged care home has blamed under-staffing for failing to properly monitor residents. The 75-year-old man, José, said he has not been able to sleep properly since the alleged 20 March assault on his wife, Shannon, and that he wants answers about why his wife w...
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Australia’s aged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubs

Exclusive: Nursing union says despite multiple requests for details and meetings ‘we haven’t got any information back’ • Some SA aged care workers denied second Pfizer shot • Disability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’The federal government is expected to miss a self-imposed target on delivering “pop-up” hubs to vaccinate critical aged care staff and has given no details on the proposal to workers, despite multiple requests for information and meetings from the nursing union.The...
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Liberal MPs say super guarantee rise could be used to pay for aged care

An increase from 10 to 12% could fund royal commission recommendations without an income tax levy, Jason Falinski and Katie Allen sayLiberal MPs have proposed setting aside the increase in the super guarantee from 10 to 12% to fund healthcare in later life and aged care, as a means to pay for royal commission recommendations without an income tax levy.Jason Falinski and Katie Allen called for consideration of the idea in comments to Guardian Australia after Scott Morrison described the minimum e...
Tags: Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Guardian Australia, Superannuation, Katie Allen, Jason Falinski, Royal commission into aged care quality and safety, Aged care (Australia


Will Scott Morrison commit to a radical shake-up of aged care? – with Lenore Taylor

Report after report has looked into Australia’s broken aged care system, and now a royal commission has handed down 148 recommendations. But will the Morrison government make the radical changes needed to improve the lives of older Australians? You can also read: Continue reading...
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From funding to a right to care: the aged care royal commission's key recommendations

Inquiry’s report is being seen by experts as a crucial opportunity to address a failing systemAustralia’s aged care sector is set for a “generational paradigm shift”, according to Scott Morrison, after the royal commission into the system laid bare deep-rooted “neglect and abuse” of older Australians and delivered recommendations for a path forward.The royal commission has made 148 recommendations to address structural issues in funding and governance, formulated after evidence from 641 experts,...
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Media bargaining code passes Senate – as it happened

Eleventh-hour amendments made to bill to address Facebook’s concerns; Queensland ends quarantine-free travel with New Zealand as South Australia and NSW ease restrictions. This blog is now closed Senate passes media bargaining code legislationNSW loosens some Covid restrictionsFollow the global coronavirus live blog 8.54am GMT With that, I will leave you for the day. Here’s a recap of today’s news: 8.43am GMT NSW Health has issued a health alert for arrivals from New Zealand, after three...
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Australia news live: media bargaining code passes Senate

Eleventh-hour amendments made to bill to address Facebook’s concerns; Queensland ends quarantine-free travel with New Zealand as South Australia and NSW ease restrictions. Follow the latest updates, liveNSW loosens some Covid restrictionsFollow the global coronavirus live blog 8.27am GMT The media bargaining code bill will now return to the lower house, where the amendments can be agreed and passed into law. For more on the amendments, and Facebook’s backflip, here’s Peter Lewis’ take from y...
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Australia's coronavirus vaccine rollout to start next week in 240 aged care homes

Chief medical officer warns ‘there will be bumps in the road’ during vaccination program as Victoria emerges from its snap lockdownAustralia’s Covid vaccine rollout: how will it happen and when can you get it? Queensland says new variant was detected in Brisbane quarantineAustralia will begin its first coronavirus vaccinations from Monday in about 240 aged care homes across more than 190 locations around the country.The rollout will begin with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with the AstraZeneca/Ox...
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Morrison government to blame for aged care failures during pandemic – Senate report

The Labor-chaired committee found there was a failure to anticipate crippling staff shortages and high demand for protective equipmentThe first report of the Senate inquiry into the Morrison government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has found a range of deficiencies in the response and concluded the national health strategy was not clearly explained to the public until July.The report of the Labor-chaired committee, tabled on Wednesday night, states the government “did not have adequate ...
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Labor says ‘too little too late’ as government pledges $132m to aged care health

Funding was announced in response to the aged care royal commission report on Covid-19 after 685 people died in Australian aged care homesInfection control, mental health and allied health in aged care will get a $132m boost from the Morrison government.On Monday the health minister Greg Hunt and aged care minister Richard Colbeck announced the funding as part of the government response to the aged care royal commission’s special report on Covid-19. Continue reading...
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Aged care residents found to be at greater risk in for-profit homes than government-run ones

Study reveals government-run homes dramatically outperform those run by for-profit operators and not-for-profit groupsAged care residents are up to twice as likely to suffer from serious injuries in a for-profit home as in a government-run one, a study released on Sunday by the royal commission investigating the sector has found.The study, described by the aged care royal commission as the most comprehensive ever undertaken, paints a grim picture of the state of private-sector aged care, reveali...
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More than 200,000 aged care workers seek 25% pay rise in landmark Australian case

If the case in the Fair Work Commission succeeds, all aged care workers would see their pay rise by at least $5 per hourMore than 200,000 aged cares workers will seek a massive 25% pay rise through a work value case launched by the Health Services Union on Thursday.If the case succeeds, all aged care workers – including personal carers, activities officers, catering, cleaning and administration workers – would see their pay rise by at least $5 per hour. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus Australia: the week at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across the countryHere are all the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Elias Visontay and it’s Friday 30 October. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Mark McGowan, Elias Visontay, Aged care (Australia


New laws needed to protect elderly people from substandard care and abuse in aged care homes

Almost half of the 10,000-plus public submissions to royal commission referred to substandard care, with 588 mentioning sexual assaultMandatory staff ratios in residential aged care and new laws to protect the rights of elderly people are among 124 recommendations put forward to a royal commission probing the sector.The inquiry heard on Thursday the sector has systemic failures, is rife with abuse and should be overhauled to ensure people receive high-quality care. Continue reading...
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Can Australia's aged care sector be saved? – Australian Politics Live podcast

Katharine Murphy talks to Liberal MPs Katie Allen and Jason Falinski about Covid’s impact on aged care in Australia and the royal commission findings that the sector is ‘unfit for purpose’. With the pandemic highlighting and exacerbating its problems, how can aged care be transformed in time for the baby boomer surge? Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Katie Allen, Katharine Murphy, Jason Falinski, Royal commission into aged care quality and safety, COVID, Aged care (Australia


'We learned the hard way': inside the war room to contain Victoria's aged care Covid outbreak

As coronavirus ripped through nursing homes, epidemiologist Hassan Vally was part of a 150-strong team tasked with halting the spread, and devising systems to avert future catastrophesEpidemiologist Hassan Vally said he felt like he had “walked into a war room” when he began work at the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre at the beginning of August.At that time, there were more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases in the state’s aged care facilities and double-digit numbers of aged care deaths being announ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, Aged care (Australia, Hassan Vally


Coronavirus Australia latest: the week at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across the countryHere are all the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Naaman Zhou and it’s Friday 2 October. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: alert issued for Melbourne to Sydney flight after passenger tests positive

The government will announce tax and deregulation measures on Friday, as declining Covid-19 cases offer hope for economic revival. Follow all today’s news Tax breaks ahead in the budgetCovid-19 aged care provisions ‘insufficient’Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases map 8.21am BST Some more detail on that NSW Health alert about the flight from Melbourne to Sydney. Jetstar has issued this statement to my colleague Josh Taylor:We’ve been advised...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: alert issued for Melbourne to Sydney flight after passenger tests positive and Victoria records seven new Covid cases

The government will announce tax and deregulation measures on Friday, as declining Covid-19 cases offer hope for economic revival. Follow all today’s news Tax breaks ahead in the budgetCovid-19 aged care provisions ‘insufficient’Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases map 7.18am BST An explainer on the knowns, and the known unknowns around Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis: Related: Donald Trump tests positive for Covid-19: what we know and don't ...
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Experts say aged care royal commission's Covid review does not address wider problems

Advocates criticise the industry’s ‘very inhumane response’ to the pandemic and say families feel disempoweredFollow our live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapAged care experts and advocates say they feel let down by a much-anticipated royal commission review into the sector’s handling of the pandemic.A special report released on Thursday afternoon said the federal government’s efforts to prepare the sector were “insufficient” in some ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records seven new Covid cases and two deaths as Qld border to open 1 November

The government will announce tax and deregulation measures on Friday, as declining Covid-19 cases offer hope for economic revival. Follow all today’s news Tax breaks ahead in the budgetCovid-19 aged care provisions ‘insufficient’Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases map 4.22am BST So, unconfirmed, but I imagine the official confirmation is very close by, it looks like the Northern Territory and New South Wales will be the states open to New Ze...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds press conference as Victoria records seven new Covid cases

The government will announce tax and deregulation measures on Friday, as declining Covid-19 cases offer hope for economic revival. Follow all today’s news Tax breaks ahead in the budgetCovid-19 aged care provisions ‘insufficient’Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases map 3.25am BST Attorney-general Jill Hennessy is next on the questions podium. She is asked about whether she will be taking responsibility if anything goes wrong:I’m very clear ab...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records seven new cases as Queensland opens borders to NSW from 1 November

The government will announce tax and deregulation measures on Friday, as declining Covid-19 cases offer hope for economic revival. Follow all today’s news Tax breaks ahead in the budgetCovid-19 aged care provisions ‘insufficient’Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases map 1.05am BST The ACT’s chief health officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman, will announce changes to public health restrictions that will see the ACT move to step 3.2 of its Covid recovery p...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records seven new cases and two deaths as budget looms – latest news

The government will announce tax and deregulation measures on Friday, as declining Covid-19 cases offer hope for economic revival. Follow all today’s news Tax breaks ahead in the budgetCovid-19 aged care provisions ‘insufficient’Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases map 12.14am BST Mathias Cormann has done a quick press conference in parliament, where he was asked about the aged care royal commission report into the covid response.He had the s...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: hopes rise for New Zealand bubble as budget looms – latest news

The government will announce tax and deregulation measures on Friday, as declining Covid-19 cases offer hope for economic revival. Follow all today’s news Tax breaks ahead in the budgetCovid-19 aged care provisions ‘insufficient’Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases map 11.06pm BST These never seem to get any better.With 5 days to go until #Budget2020, it was good to sit down and chat with PM @ScottMorrisonMP about the importance of this year’...
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Brendan Murphy admits earlier federal action could have prevented some aged care deaths in Australia

If the commonwealth had set up its aged care response centre sooner ‘we might have avoided some of the scale of the outbreaks in Victoria’Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapProf Brendan Murphy has conceded some deaths could have potentially been avoided in aged care homes during the second wave of Covid-19 infections in Victoria if the commonwealth had set up its aged care response centre in the state earlier.Murph...
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Coronavirus live updates Australia: more 'prompt' response could have prevented Victoria's aged care deaths, says Brendan Murphy

Scott Morrison says it’s time Australians go back to the office and flags home quarantine for returned travellers. Follow liveFollow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.29am BST Greens senator Larissa Waters has responded to Anne Ruston’s re-announcement of domestic violence funding:This funding is a fraction of the money needed to...
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Coronavirus live updates Australia: Morrison says it's time Australians go back to the office

PM says home quarantine is under consideration for returned travellers and number of Covid-19 cases linked to a bulk carrier off WA coast climbs to 17. Follow liveFollow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.30am BST Labor’s social media campaign has decided on a new format in recent daysHere's something you might have missed over th...
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Coronavirus live updates Australia: PM provides budget update as Daniel Andrews holds Covid press conference

Number of Covid-19 cases linked to a bulk carrier off Western Australian coast climbs to 17, and head of government’s Covid commission still being paid director’s fees by gas company Strike Energy. Follow liveFollow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.29am BST The Senate covid committee is also holding hearings today - they start a...
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