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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Nov 21, 2019

Nursing homes will be able to refuse employment based on religion

The Attorney General has indicated there will be changes to a Bill being put to parliament in the next few weeks that will allow religious aged care providers to refuse to employ people because of their religion. A draft of the Bill was released on 29 August this year, and the Attorney General has been consulting widely on the bill since then. In a speech to The Press Council last night, Christian Porter said he will add protections for religious hospitals...
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Caroline Egan

Caroline Egan

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Caroline Egan has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She has worked across several sectors, including banking, finance, economics, real estate, and aged care. She was Managing Editor at Macquarie Bank for several years, and also spent a number of years presenting financial market news on television and radio for CommSec. Caroline loves playing Scrabble, going to the movies with her funny children, and walking in nature.

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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Nov 20, 2019

Treasurer asks older Australians to keep working for longer

  The treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said he wants older Australians to have the choice to work for longer if they wish to, but some say that more needs to be done to tackle ageism before that will happen. In a speech on Tuesday, Mr Frydenberg said the Australian economy is facing “structural challenges” brought on by its ageing population. He said Australia has gone from having 13 per cent, or 2.5 million people, being 65 years and over...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Nov 18, 2019

Nursing home catering for mental illness exhibits residents’ photos

  Uniting Annesley Haberfield is one of only two aged care facilities in Australia that caters specifically for the needs of residents living with mental illness. Many of Annesley’s residents have experienced a lifetime of chronic or relapsing mental illness and are particularly vulnerable. When they moved into the purpose-built home in June 2017 from their previous boarding-house-style accommodation, many found the move challenging, but it wasn't long before positive results were seen. [caption id="attachment_15347" align="alignnone" width="1000"] 'Home is where...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Nov 18, 2019

Bupa claims higher care needs to boost funding but slashes staff at same time

  The transcripts of The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety can make for uncomfortable reading when correspondence never intended for a public audience is aired for the scrutiny of the commissioners. One such passage was presented last week, in which counsel assisting the royal commission, Peter Rozen QC, read to Stephanie Hechenberger, the former regional director of Bupa Aged Care Australia, her own email describing staff cuts and across-the-board increases in ACFI assessments as a “great opportunity” for...
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