June 30, 2016

In the biggest change to government benefits since Medicare, Australia's $22 billion a year National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) begins its roll-out on Friday.

It will double the level of public spending on disability and will create a contestable market for serv...

June 29, 2016

Australia has few policies to specifically help senior citizens from culturally-diverse backgrounds lead fruitful lives, researchers and multicultural organisations have said.

Australia has both a multicultural and ageing society, with the population aged over 75 years...


The current debate around the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) has once again led to calls for a cost of care study. A number of players are now calling for a review of ACFI changes as the industry feels the squeeze of yet another decrease in funding.

But is this an...

June 22, 2016

Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon will today call for a Senate inquiry into aged care funding, following the government’s controversial changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI).

Senator Xenophon has previously stated he would oppose th...

June 22, 2016

Mature age employment, dementia and palliative care are among the areas featured in the Greens aged care policy, released yesterday.

The Greens said it would spend $5 million over three years for a national strategy to ensure participation of mature age workers, while $...

Waiting times for aged care have blown out in WA amid concerns looming funding cuts will make it harder for the chronically sick to get places.

The aged care industry has released Productivity Commission figures showing 44 per cent of those needing residential care in W...

AUSTRALIA’S rapidly-ageing population is leading to a surge in the need for in-home care, and the numbers suggest that everyone’s a winner.

Aged care experts say elderly Australians prefer to stay in their homes as long as possible, which eases the financial pressure on...

June 20, 2016

Martin and Sarah Warner have combined a lucrative business model with a passion for care and compassion to create something truly special. The pair’s business, Home Instead Senior Care, which they began in 2004, now has a national network of 25 independently owned and...

June 20, 2016

Senior Australians and financial planners are calling for aged care financial advice to be regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission as the financial arrangements for nursing homes become increasingly complex.

Earlier this month Es...

June 19, 2016

The effect of applying for funding through the NDIS on compensation received following a court order/settlement in relation to a disability can provide many challenges. The legislation has provided for this scenario in order to avoid the possibility of “double dipping”...

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Fair Work Australia has temporarily added special Pandemic Leave clauses to the following Modern Awards:

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