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Election 2022: what have the major parties promised?

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  We take a look at the announcements made so far on the issues of relevance to our sector. We’ve passed the halfway point of this campaign and we’re just a few short weeks away from the federal

Election 2022: What the sector wants

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  The 2022 federal election is rapidly approaching. Each day, candidates from across the political spectrum lay out their agenda. But how does that fit with yours? Pro Bono News has

Aged care on the edge, but there is a path forward

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 6th April 2022 -  After 20 reviews, a royal commission, and a global pandemic, the crisis in aged care in Australia has been thrust firmly into the spotlight. Ahead of this year’s federal election,

Labor’s budget reply goes big on aged care, similar on much else

Contributor, Friday, 1st April 2022 -  If elected, Anthony Albanese will deliver a fresh 2022 budget within months. His budget reply speech suggests much of it will be little different, writes University of Canberra professor

Building a workforce that cares for the future

Danielle Ballantine, Monday, 14th March 2022 -  The royal commission told us to respect our elders, but we also need to respect the workforce that supports them, writes Your Side Australia CEO Danielle Ballantine, who says the time

Forget service offerings and get back to selling your charitable mission

Emma Lang, Tuesday, 8th June 2021 -  For social services to balance the finances, it’s time that they stop referring to clients as customers and return to their why, writes Emma Lang. In under 10 years, we’ve seen the federal

Affordable and available aged care only part of the solution

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 3rd June 2021 -  We must recognise that adequate aged care extends beyond funding for facilities and prioritises connectedness and community, writes Bruce Argyle from Bendigo Bank. As Australia’s

Aged care is a bright spot in this year’s budget

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The aged care sector was one of last night’s winners with Frydenberg saying the government is committed to restoring trust in the system  During his budget speech on Tuesday night,

Only accessible housing will meet the needs of an ageing population

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 28th April 2021 -  This Friday, Australia’s Building Ministers will choose whether accessibility standards will be voluntary or mandatory in the 2022 National Construction Code. Di Winkler and

The need for clear rules on accessible housing

Ben Gauntlett, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  It is not enough that governments give someone a roof over their head and ignore their other needs. Housing must be adequate and appropriately designed for a person’s circumstances, 

Want to help women? Pay more for aged care

Tracey Burton, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  One of the most obvious manifestations of our poor attitudes to women is the continued undervaluing of our aged care system, writes Tracey Burton, chief executive of Uniting NSW.ACT.

Four key takeaways from the aged care royal commission’s final report

Contributor, Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 -  The federal government has finally released the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Disappointingly, however, this report gives the government
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