26 October 2020
No other place in the world has tamed a COVID-19 second wave this large. Few have even come close.
15 October 2020
The Royal Commission has taken a political decision to not confront the question of failure and accountability. Its report is superficial and unhelpful. Its conclusion is misleading and obscures the truth.
13 October 2020
It’s a vicious cycle that enables unscrupulous providers to prey on people at their most vulnerable – when they fear a health setback leaves them with no choice but to quickly go into residential aged care.
9 October 2020
There was no down-payment on improved residential care, meaning older Australians in facilities with inadequate staffing are condemned to that existence for another year or more.
7 October 2020
The Government is spending a lot in response to the pandemic — but not enough. For example, much more is needed to fix the aged care mess.
30 September 2020
After the horror stories from the Royal Commission and the tragedies of the COVID crisis, the federal Budget should feature an aged-care trifecta: expansion of home care, greater transparency, and a rescue package.
28 September 2020
The Victorian Government will now rely predominantly on epidemiological thresholds rather than dates to guide it on when to ease COVID-19 restrictions. It’s the right move, given the ultimate goal is zero active cases.
8 September 2020
If we are serious about older Australians’ rights, we need to stop describing residential care as a place we ‘put’ people while we wait for them to die.
9 August 2020
What the public is told each day is a selected subset of the data being used to manage the pandemic. The Government does not disclose information it is using to track progress of COVID-19. Instead, it uses this additional information to massage its message.
24 July 2020
A board with the appropriate mix of generic skills, industry experience, and diversity will lead to better governance of not-for-profit organisations, and through that, better outcomes.