Category Archives: Social Policy

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme: a never-ending story

In April, the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) announced a  review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS). Former director of WA Health Kim Snowball was appointed to independently lead the review. Mr Snowball has held a variety … Continue reading

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AASW position paper on aged care: Is there a right to dignity and shelter?

If you were interested in my post on who pays for nursing home care, you might also want to read the AASW position paper, Ageing in Australia. It takes a human rights perspective and is written with care and compassion. … Continue reading

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Who pays for nursing home care? And why is the cost linked to real estate values?

If our government tells us it will be reforming something in order to make it sustainable, improve access, provide more choice and improve quality – be afraid. No- this is not a piece about higher education “reform”; it is about … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott, the Pope, the Greens and maternity leave

I originally posted the piece below 12 months ago. It remains relevant today.  It looks like Tony Abbott will be wedged by a big business friendly Senate that values profit above family and community. An ex-Pope, the Greens and Tony … Continue reading

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