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Legal help with forced strata sales

THE NSW Government has funded four solicitors to operate what it has called the Strata Collective Sales Advocacy Service.

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Legal help with forced strata sale trouble

THE NSW Government has funded four solicitors to operate what it has called the Strata Collective Sales Advocacy Service.

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CPSA campaign on public dental care

CPSA has heard many stories from members and others about the long waiting times for public dental work through NSW Health. It means, for example, that people whose dentures need a reline to become usable again, wait for months and months.

The NSW Government is not treating this for what it is, a healthcare crisis very flippantly. This is what the NSW Health website says:

Approximately 47% of the NSW population is eligible for public oral health services. The NSW criteria of eligibility for public dental services are more generous than most other States and Territories. It should be noted that although the broad eligibility criteria may be met, limited resources and available services may result in waiting times to access care.​

May result, now there’s an understatement!

Obviously, anyone who can pay or can scrape the money together to have their teeth seen to by a private dentist, will do that.

Those on the waiting list for public dental care are the poorest of the poor in New South Wales. It is an outrage that they are not looked after.

All those people who find themselves on the waiting list for public dental in NSW are invited to contact CPSA if they want CPSA to make a complaint on their behalf to the  NSW Minister for Health with a copy being sent to the Shadow Minister for Health . The contact number is 1800 451 488.

This CPSA initiative is a campaign for adequate public dental healthcare. We will make the complaint about the relevant local health district. Lots of complaints by an advocacy organisation such as CPSA put the problem on the map.

CPSA joins dental advisory group

CPSA has received and accepted an invitation to participate in the Geriatric Dental Advisory Group, which brings together organisations and persons with expertise and interest in geriatric care to provide advice to the Centre for Oral Health Strategy in the NSW Ministry of Health.

The primary function of the Advisory Group is described as providing “advice on state-wide matters relevant to achieving better oral health care for older persons in order to meet the challenging needs of an ageing population”.

Medical appointments for nursing home residents

NURSING homes take no responsibility for getting residents to medical appointments. Residents must make their own arrangements.

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Gold OPAL fails to glitter

CPSA has no issues with an electronic ticketing system for public transport in NSW. It seems that for the overwhelming majority of public transport users in NSW, OPAL makes life easier.

But what is clear is that there is a minority of public transport users that is being disadvantaged by OPAL. What makes it worse is that this minority is being disadvantaged unnecessarily.

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