Physical and sexual assaults on vulnerable people in aged care have more than doubled since 2009 and the rate of attacks has increased by 27 per cent in one year, sparking alarm among lobby groups.
Groups representing older Australians are up in arms over a proposal to put an asset test on the family home, arguing it is unfair.
Will Tuck began keeping track of how much his bills have risen in the new year. It's only just gone Australia Day and he's passed $1000.
THE federal government has been accused of downplaying the "obvious horror" of the rise in the number of reportable assaults, including sexual assaults on vulnerable seniors in residential aged care.