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Private firms backed for welfare

The Productivity Commission has rejected calls for private, for-profit companies to be barred from providing government-subsidised welfare services in its Reforms to Human Services Inquiry report.

Aged Care

MPs to probe aged care abuse

A new House of Representatives investigation into the mistreatment of residents in aged care facilities may put the brakes on timely reform of the sector, industry body Leading Age Services Australia warned late yesterday.

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Calls to criminalise elder abuse

A New South Wales Parliamentary committee is looking into elder abuse, as lawyers call for tougher penalties, fearing the problem will worsen as our population ages.

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New age discrimination inquiry

A new national inquiry to be undertaken by the Human Rights Commission aims to investigate the ‘disturbingly low’ employment rates of older Australians.

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