Compliance & Governance

Opinion: Fair pay will deliver community dividends

11 November, 2022 by Libby Lyons, Chair, Aged Care Workforce Industry Council

The FWC's 15% interim wage increase for aged care workers marks a critical step in recognising the significant value that some of Australia's lowest paid workers deliver on behalf of our community.

StepUp for Ageing Research connects volunteers with projects

07 November, 2022

The University of Sydney's new online matching service helps researchers recruit into studies and helps volunteers access tailored opportunities of interest.

$25 million for dementia, aging and aged care research

04 November, 2022

The Australian Government will provide an unprecedented $25 million for dementia, aging and aged care research through 18 grants.

Qld's new strategy to support people at end of life

03 November, 2022

A new strategy and workforce plan includes an additional $171 million investment to improve palliative and end-of-life care for Queenslanders.

Most older Australians aren't in aged care. Policy blind spots mean they live in communities that aren't age-friendly

03 November, 2022

In response to the horror stories of abuse and neglect from the Royal Commission into Aged Care, the new federal Labor government has made legislative changes.

Research to engage older people in policy discussions

02 November, 2022

Improving the participation of older people in key policy discussions about early intervention is the focus of Torrens University Australia's latest research.

Commitment to aged care reform welcomed

28 October, 2022

Council on the Ageing Australia has welcomed the comprehensive scope of the aged care reform initiatives funded in this Budget.

Fixing Australia's home-based aged care system

28 October, 2022 by Velandai Srikanth*

We know the system of home-based aged care isn't working well — it lacks integration, it's labour-driven and is susceptible to workforce challenges.

Quality Dementia Care Action Plan released

28 October, 2022

Dementia Australia has launched the plan with the aim of improving the quality of care for people living with dementia, their families and carers in Australia.

Free training course to improve care for dementia, incontinence

27 October, 2022

The National Ageing Research Institute has launched a training course, aimed at improving the quality of care for people living with dementia and incontinence.

Lifting medication management quality

27 October, 2022 by Phil Offer, Chief Executive Officer, BESTMED

The deadline for the largest ever grant funding program for medication management closes in less than 151 days.

Patricia Sparrow returns to COTA as new Chief Executive

21 October, 2022

COTA Australia has announced the appointment of Patricia Sparrow as its next Chief Executive, to succeed Ian Yates.

Department announces revision of Aged Care Supplements

21 October, 2022

The Department of Health and Aged Care has announced a revision to the Schedule of Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements applying from 1 October 2022.

Aged care support worker and trainer shares her story

21 October, 2022

Laila Kaawi entered the aged care industry as a volunteer. A decade and a half later, she continues her role as a support worker and also teaches new students vital skills.

Opinion: Inconsistent VAD laws, language concerning

20 October, 2022 by Henry Zwartz, UNSW Sydney

All Australian states now have voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws and whilst this is welcomed, there are some concerning discrepancies and inconsistencies.

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