Your rights during the aged care Royal Commission

In September, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the federal government would establish a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to examine the crisis facing the sector. It officially began in October when Governor-General Peter Cosgrove released a document titled ‘Letters Patent’, which formally appointed the Royal Commissioners and outlined the Commission’s terms of […]

One hundred years on: remembering nurses WW1

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I (WWI). Australia’s involvement began on 4 August 1914, seven days after the war commenced in Europe. The first Australian casualties – six dead and four wounded occurred in German New Guinea shortly after 11 September. Just over half a year later and half a world away, […]

A snapshot of Australians living in residential aged care

Over half of the 187,300 Australians living in residential aged care during 2015 had at least five to eight long-term health conditions and nearly half had dementia, according to new data released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The statistics are among a range of findings to emerge from the ABS’ 2015 Survey of […]