Monthly Archives: September 2014

Education and workforce planning: a social good or a commodity?

Last month the Abbott Government wound up Health Workforce Australia sending a very clear signal that it believes planning is…well..overrated. Welcome to the world of  deregulation and smaller government. Marketised environments are by their nature, fragmented, competitive (even when co-operation … Continue reading

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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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