There is a great track record of musical theatre tackling political material. Bloom seems too afraid of its own subject material to truly tackle the issues.
Our research shows that aged care work is still stigmatised by other health professionals as dirty, difficult and low-status – more than most other jobs.
Sarah Holland-Batt becomes the second poet in a row to win The Stella Prize. The Jaguar is an extension of her activism against human rights abuses in aged care in Australia.
From June, carers will gain stronger rights to request flexible work from employers. But our new Productivity Commission paper found carers still need greater support. Here’s how to have your say.
Chalmers was careful during the campaign to reject the idea of a tax-to-GDP cap. He is going to have to raise much more tax, and start a conversation about how – beginning with next week’s budget.
Many people in nursing homes already suffer from isolation, neglect and lack of human engagement. They need the human touch – in person.
Here’s how to go about raising issues with the relevant person or authority to improve aged-care standards for you or your loved one.
Caring work hasn’t been properly valued for a century, in part because it is thought of as women’s work
If elected, Anthony Albanese will deliver a fresh 2022 budget within months. His budget reply speech suggests much of it will be little different.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has made comprehensive reform of aged care the centrepiece of his budget reply delivered on Thursday night.
Only 4% of for-profit aged care providers are in the highest quality tier.
It’s time to rethink these physical environments with peoples’ fundamental human needs at the heart of design.
Despite improvements, the aged care sector is currently under extreme pressure. The serious effects of isolation and neglect are potentially as severe now and more widespread than in 2020.
There will need to be substantial increases in staffing across the sector in the next two years.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement prevents signatories from tightening regulations, except in specified sectors — and aged care hasn’t been named as one of those exceptions.
If we want the latest health care, disability care and aged care, we’ll have to be prepared to pay for it.
Examining the records of 2,900 nursing homes we’ve found no evidence that where there’s more competition there’s better care or lower prices.
We have a long tradition of royal commissions in Australia — dating back to before federation. But we know from bitter experience they can fail to generate change.
In a new report, we outline four important steps the government must take to achieve real change in Australia’s aged-care system.
Remaking aged care in Australia starts with embracing people-centred design. Instead of the institutional model with its focus on restraint, we need to understand and design for people’s needs.