LASA and ACSA have both announced plans to launch campaigns to fight for more funding and convince the federal government to reverse changes to the ACFI.
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Key sector spokespeople are speaking up. They are not happy with the recently announced changes to ACFI and hint at a soon-to-be launched media campaign to tackle the funding issue.
Aged and community services excellence awards have been presented to outstanding aged care providers, employees and volunteers from Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
It’s been two months since the federal government first announced an aged care reform package. A panel of industry experts discuss what they now think of the ‘Living Longer Living Better’ set of reforms.
IFA’s 11th Global Conference on Ageing took place in the Czech Republic capital, Prague, last week. From a rock and roll opening performance to presentations on active ageing, two Australian attendees now discuss the highlights.
The new peak association that wants to represent all aged care providers was officially launched at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday afternoon.
The former chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Peter Cosgrove, has been named as the chair of the new LASA board.
Victorian aged care providers had an early chance to quiz a senior public servant on the aged care reform package. But on the question of how the reforms will help providers stay in the black, he had little to tell them.
The debate about establishing a ‘single voice’ of not-for-profit and for-profit aged care organisations continues. GM of Kalyna Care, Mark Sheldon-Stemm, explains why there are few differences between charitable and private providers.
Aged & Community Care Victoria and Aged Care Queensland have resigned from national peak body, ACSA and together with together with Aged Care Association of Australia, have formed Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)
The release of this year’s ACAR figures have drawn practically the same response from the industry, the Opposition and the Minister who announced them.
A handy reference item about some conferences coming up soon as well as some local events that may be interesting. Stay informed, be involved, make a difference…
Anthropologist, Margaret Mead, said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ACCV agrees.
The upcoming calendar is packed full of sector-wide events. Find out what is happening in your state.