We knew the peak body merger issue was one that aroused strong opinions and much debate – but we didn’t expect it to spread to AAA online, writes Darragh O’Keeffe.
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The president of Aged and Community Services Australia has dismissed the mounting campaign by Leading Age Services Australia for a merger between the two organisations, saying the push for a single peak body is about securing LASA’s “survival”.
Friday’s news wrap includes: Peak bodies meet new minister; seniors wanted for social connectedness survey; minister and state peak CEO debate the ceased payroll-tax subsidy; and competition to encourage creative dementia therapies.
Australian Ageing Agenda’s round-up of reaction to the Federal Budget 2014-15 from aged care providers, consumer groups, policy experts and other aged care stakeholders.
ACSA kicked off its 2013 national conference on Sunday night by recognising aged care excellence with the presentation of 2013 ACSA National Aged Care Awards.
A new and independent scheme for retirement village standards has been launched by LASA Queensland, LASA and ACSA
It was a case of ‘don’t hold back’ for many at the ACSA National Conference on the Gold Coast this week.
A delegation of Aged and Community Services Australia members will go to Parliament next Wednesday to present a petition with about 5000 signatures and lobby federal MPs to hear the industry’s concerns.
If it was not for the not-for-profit community, successful for-profit businesses would not be so prosperous, according to futurist and media personality, Dr Keith Suter.
Despite today’s announcement that ACQ and ACCV are resigning from ACSA and establishing a new national industry association, ACSA says it remains upbeat and committed to its focus and its future.
The grand opening of the federal government’s proposed one-stop shop for the non-profit sector has been delayed to October 1 and nobody is complaining… About the delay, that is.
The position taken by ACSA on draft legislation to underpin a new not-for-profits regulator is a fair way from what the rest of the NFP sector thinks.
The fog surrounding exactly how eHealth records will be implemented has lifted somewhat, with the government offering funding for aged care software vendors to modify their products to comply with the new system.
Find out who won this year’s HESTA & ACSA Aged Care Awards.