Crikey has made it our business to examine the state of aged care in this country. As the aged care royal commission wraps up, here is what needs to change.
Good morning, early birds. Peak bodies have reportedly called on the Morrison government to start reforming the aged care sector, and an investigation has been ordered into Australia Post after significant financial revelations at yesterday's senate estimates. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Aged care is now, along with climate change, the biggest challenge facing government. That's if voters decide they care enough.
Aged care was out of sight, out of mind when it came to developing a response to the pandemic, with tragic consequences.
Good morning, early birds. The UK Home Office has said that "everything is on the table" when it comes to processing asylum seekers, and the aged care royal commission has released a special COVID-19 report calling for a national aged care advisory body and plan. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
There have been crossbench calls for the royal commission to examine the government's tender process for controversial work provider app Mable — and even the aged care minister has given his in-principle support.
An organisation appointed to provide a surge workforce for aged care facilities is backed by a powerful business network with connections to the Liberal Party and News Corp.
Minimum staffing levels is an issue that's been around for nearly a quarter of a century. We're not much closer to a solution.
'If we're going to clean up aged care, we need to be frank and fearless, and how can you be frank and fearless if you're not truly independent?'
Good morning, early birds. Australian Defence Force officials were reportedly sent to support Victoria a week before the mandatory hotel program was announced by national cabinet, and aged care operators have been left waiting for core elements of an $812.8 million federal COVID-19 plan. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.