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Aged Care

Talks between Labor and Opposition on aged care reform reach impasse

Proposals to boost or abolish lifetime contribution caps and to impose stiff fines and jail terms for directors are two key sticking points preventing a deal between the Albanese Government and the Opposition on aged care reforms. Source: AFR.

Aged Care Appointment

Catholic aged care provider appoints new chair

Catholic aged care organisation Southern Cross Care (NSW and ACT) has appointed Mike Christensen as its new board chair. 

Aged Care

Number of elderly people waiting on home care package doubles

The number of Australians waiting for a home care package has increased to more than 68,000, with departmental officials conceding it is becoming harder to access the scheme. Source: ABC News.

Aged Care Laudato Si'

Southern Cross plan to look after our common home

Southern Cross Care NSW & ACT has taken a significant stride in its commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability this Laudato Si’ Week (May 19-26) with the launch of its first action plan.

Aged Care Health

Budget fails to address aged care, health pressures

Catholic Health Australia has criticised the Albanese Government for delaying essential aged care reforms and ignoring the private hospital system in its federal Budget yesterday.

Aged Care

Catholic Health Australia urges Government to pursue aged care reform

Catholic Health Australia has called on the Albanese Government to pursue aged care reform to safeguard quality and dignified care for older Australians.

Aged Care

St Vincent’s aged care chefs make a meal of global competitors

When you think of food served in an aged care home, a show-stopping meal of seafood paella and rice pudding with creme brulee probably doesn’t spring to mind. Source: The Age.

Aged Care

Wait times for aged care support blow out under Labor

Older Australians are waiting for up to 12 months for home aged care services as the sector accuses Labor of taking its foot off the pedal ahead of the Budget. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care

Government proposes delay in wage rise for health care workers

The Albanese Government has flagged budgetary pressure for proposing a delay to aged care worker pay rises awarded by the Fair Work Commission. Source: The Australian.