October 28, 2016

The first wave of research was conducted between January-March 2016 and focussed on evaluating the implementation of stage two of My Aged Care in July 2015.

Stage Two Wave 1 Research

Earlier this year the department commissioned research through independent research cons...

October 28, 2016

First there was a robotic seal named PARO assisting people with dementia, then a robot named Zora came to Brightwater Care Group’s facility in Madeley. Now there are a couple of robots, affectionately known as Chairman Nao and Nero, at Mark Moran Vaucluse, Sydney.


October 27, 2016

PERTH premises have been billed for more than $1 million this year as part of a crackdown on false fire alarms.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has already been called out nearly 8,000 times to buildings where there was no fire.

New data has revealed the co...

October 25, 2016

Too expensive to roll out, not enough subscribers.

Google's ambitious fibre-to-the-premises rollout is over, after the company said it would shift its focus to the lower-cost wireless broadband.

The announcement follows reports company founder Larry Page was disappointed...

October 25, 2016

Over the past week, StartupSmart got wind of some exciting investment deals around the country.

Australian startups building innovative solutions to serve those in need in the aged care, workplace safety and edtech sectors cashed in a combined $36 million from inve...

October 24, 2016


As part of the changes announced in 2012, a comprehensive review was included in the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 (the Act).  The Aged Care Legislated Review (the Review) will look at the impact of the changes to date and where we need to ta...

October 24, 2016

Police issue warning about bank account change notices.

The SA Police has issued a warning to companies after a local business was scammed out of $1.5 million by offshore attackerss masquerading as a supplier, having obtained sensitive business information through a tar...

October 21, 2016

Work to take the assessment of aged care funding from the hands of providers is underway with the government commissioning the University of Wollongong to identify alternatives to the beleaguered Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI).

Department of Health officials told a...

October 21, 2016

As health and aged care provision becomes increasingly connected, network visibility is the key to enabling IT teams to see and respond to threats, writes Keith Bromley.

Keith Bromley

A number of key health and aged care areas are becoming more connected, including patie...

October 21, 2016

Legislative amendments for the Increasing Choice in Home Care reforms are in place following registration of the amendments to the Aged Care Principles and Determinations on 23 September 2016. While the majority of the legislative amendments start on 27 February 2017,...

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