HOW many more people need to suffer or die unnecessarily before there is a Royal Commission into aged care in Australia?
THE NSW CORONER heard this month that nurse Roger Dean lit two fires in the early hours of 18 November 2011 in the Quakers Hill Nursing Home, ostensibly to cover up his theft of 238 strong painkillers the night before.
IT BEGGARS belief that a large portion of NSW nursing homes continue to delay the installation of sprinklers in their facilities, putting their residents at risk.
THERE are two types of superannuation which work. For the people, that is. There are also two types of super (industry and retail funds) which work for those who have a job in superannuation, but not for the people.
THE PENSION went up by $11.50 for singles and $17.40 for couples (combined) on 20 September 2014.
THE Abbott Government’s Social Services Bills are passing through Parliament at a glacial pace, which is, of course, a relief considering the number of bad things contained in them.