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Minister misses the mark in attack on industry

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says Queensland Housing Minister Mick De Brenni has missed the mark by publicly blaming the Retirement Village industry for not alerting the Government to a loophole in its legislation. LASA CEO Sean...

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Industry Welcomes New Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, has welcomed the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission which commenced operations today. Chief Executive Sean Rooney said LASA is looking forward to working with the Commission to ensure the highest...

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Aged Care Employee Day 2019 – Mark your calendars!

All in the age services industry are encouraged to mark their calendars and start planning for Aged Care Employee Day on 7 August 2019. Aged Care Employee Day is an official day to thank, honour, recognise and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who work in...

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Providers welcome MYEFO focus on caring for older Australians

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is a step in the right direction for aged care but more support for older Australians and the age services industry is urgently needed. The Government has announced more...

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Retirement Living Code of Conduct launched

The retirement living industry has today officially launched a new industry code of conduct and is urging all retirement village operators to sign up over the next 12 months to demonstrate their commitment to high standards and resident satisfaction. The Retirement...

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MYEFO an Opportunity for Government to Back Older Australians

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says next week’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is an opportunity for the Federal Government to show its commitment to supporting older Australians and the age services industry. LASA CEO Sean Rooney says providing...

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Aged care workforce is a top priority for Australia

In a rapidly ageing Australia, a high-performing aged care workforce is a national priority. A national approach to planning and monitoring our aged care workforce, including developing a national training and capability framework, and making...

Excellence in Age Services Awards: Nominations open

LASA is calling for nominations for the inaugural LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards in 2018. CEO Sean Rooney said the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence across the diverse and dynamic fields of endeavour in the age...

LASA acknowledges release of ACFI review and calls for national conversation on aged care funding

LASA CEO Sean Rooney says while he acknowledges today’s release of the Review of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) report by Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt, a broader conversation around funding is needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the sector....

LASA acknowledges Inquiry into Australia’s quality of aged care but concerned about duplication

LASA has acknowledged the commencement of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said aged care safety and quality are not negotiable....

Reflections: one year on from implementation of major home care reforms in aged care

On the first anniversary of the Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) reforms, Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Sean Rooney, has reflected on the reform experiences and impacts to date. Mr Rooney said...

South Australian Industry forum to address rural and regional challenges

LASA's upcoming SA Regional Industry Forum has received media coverage in the Aged Care Guide, recognising the Yorke Peninsula as having one of the oldest age profiles of any region in Australia. Population projections show that the 65-84 and 85+ age groups in the...

Senate Report into Future of Australia’s Aged Care Workforce

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has welcomed the release of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce Report. “While this Report outlines a vision for the future of Australia’s aged care workforce we must not...

Aged care peak bodies say quality not negotiable in aged care

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry have said that the high quality of residential aged care is not negotiable, noting that a number of concerns regarding several Queensland facilities have been raised in the media this week. The chief...

Aged Care Employee Day 2019 – Mark your calendars!

All in the age services industry are encouraged to mark their calendars and start planning for Aged Care Employee Day on 7 August 2019. Aged Care Employee Day is an official day to thank, honour, recognise and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who work in...

Flu Fighters Toolkit 2018

Healthdirect Australia has been engaged by federal and state health departments as part of a national strategy to reduce the impact of influenza on emergency departments and GP’s. Healthdirect Australia has developed a communications toolkit to promote messages about...