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Prime Minister Morrison and Trade Minister Birmingham sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement in November 2020, Canberra. Lukas Coch/AAP

How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care

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.
Governor General David Hurley receives the report of the aged care royal commission from Commissioner Lynelle Briggs at Admiralty House in Sydney, Friday. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Aged care, death and taxes after the royal commission

One in two Australians aged over 70 will die in an aged care facility, but we don’t think it will happen to us.

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