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Hospital parking fee relief welcomed by pensioners

"CPSA welcomes the NSW Health Minister's moves to simplify and expand the parking concessions available at public hospitals across the state, which will ease the financial burden these parking fees place on patients and carers." said Ellis Blaikie, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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Government declares war on nursing home care standards

"The new nursing home standards are clearly about removing every inch of red tape for aged care providers. What is proposed will not keep our most vulnerable aged care recipients safe." said Ellis Blaikie, Policy Coordinator.

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Reportable assaults, sex attacks in nursing homes up 27%

"There were 2,862 serious assaults and sex attacks on nursing home residents over 2015/2016 according to a report published by the Australian Government. This is an increase of 9 per cent compared with last year's statistic of 2,625 attacks", said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege.

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CPSA welcomes NSW Government’s commitment to the pensioner council rate rebate

“CPSA was pleased to receive a letter from NSW Local Government Minister Paul Toole today informing CPSA that, despite a draft recommendation by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to dismantle the pensioner council rate rebate system, the NSW Government will keep the pensioner council rate rebate”, said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege.

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CPSA welcomes NSW Government’s commitment to upgrading the XPT regional rail fleet

"CPSA congratulates the NSW Government on fulfilling its commitment to improving rail services in rural and regional New South Wales with the allocation of $50 million to fast-track the upgrade of the XPT fleet" said Ellis Blaikie, Senior Policy Adviser.

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