UnitingCare Australia has welcomed yesterday’s report of the Senate Inquiry into Residential and  Community Aged Care in Australia. The Inquiry, conducted by the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, has called for sweeping changes including an all-encompassing review of the sector using a client-based approach.

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Last night’s Four Corners report on aged care has highlighted once again the need for the Minister and her Department to direct their attention to enabling a high quality of care for older people.

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The Australian Government, through the Minister for Ageing Justine Elliot, has demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of the challenges facing Australia as a result of long term neglect of capital financing of residential aged care.

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00

Aged care on the sick list

The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) has written to State and Territory leaders to urge their support for aged care to be treated as a priority during next week’s COAG meeting.

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The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) is concerned that the Federal Government and members of COAG have not started the process to address fundamental reforms needed in aged care.

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Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:00

Aged care inquiry a major boost for reform

The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) has warmly welcomed the announcement of terms of reference for the Productivity Commission inquiry into aged care.

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The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) is urging the Federal Government to address critical aged care funding issues in tomorrow’s Budget.

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The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) has commended the Productivity Commission’s issues paper, Caring for Older Australians, saying it signals the potential for real reform in the aged care sector.

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The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) today expressed surprise at a news report quoting the Minister for Ageing’s call for aged care workers to be better paid.

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Saturday, 17 July 2010 00:00

The Grand Plan for the federal election

The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) said today’s official announcement of the federal election campaign was an opportunity for all parties to make a public commitment to the reform of aged care.

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