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LASA welcomes funding for research centre of excellence

Leading Age Services Australia Limited (LASA) has welcomed new funding for the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. The Government yesterday announced it would...

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LASA urges Vic Premier to fund Bush Nursing Centres

Leading Age Services Australia Limited (LASA), the voice of aged care, has called on the Victorian Government to commit to further funding the state’s Bush Nursing Centres (BNCs). LASA, which represents Victoria’s 15 community-based, not-for-profit Bush Nursing...

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Training partnership boosts skills in aged services industry

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has announced a new partnership with Universal Care Training (UCT) to deliver a comprehensive suite of in-person and online training courses for the aged services industry. “This partnership builds on LASA’s existing courses...

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Industry Honours the Best in Age Services

A nurse practitioner, a health and wellbeing team and a provider serving older Australians in two states including remote areas have been recognised for excellence at the aged care industry’s biggest event of the year. The inaugural Leading Age Services Australia...

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CEO SEAN ROONEY ADDRESS TO CONGRESS 2018

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Let me start by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting today, the Kaurna people.  I pay my respects to their elders, past and present, and acknowledge their connection to this land and their continuing contribution to...

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LASA Sets Record Straight on Funding Facts

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney says that recognising the true costs of delivering age services and providing realistic funding is the only way we can guarantee a sustainable age services industry that meets the needs of all...

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LASA leading the way in aged care training

LASA has welcomed report findings from the 2017 Student Outcomes Survey from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). “Findings from the report show 96 per cent of LASA students have secured employment following their graduation, well above the...

Training partnership boosts skills in aged services industry

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has announced a new partnership with Universal Care Training (UCT) to deliver a comprehensive suite of in-person and online training courses for the aged services industry. “This partnership builds on LASA’s existing courses...

ABC BRISBANE RADIO – LASA CEO discusses the aged care industry in Queensland

LASA CEO Sean Rooney spoke with ABC Brisbane’s Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston on Friday 9 March about a range of issues including care quality, staffing, the make-up of providers in the sector, and comments made recently by Queensland’s Health Minister...

Elder abuse must not be tolerated

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney said it is tragic and unacceptable that older Australians have been subjected to the kinds of abuse outlined in ABC’s Four Corners program tonight. “Elder abuse is a critical issue. It can involve physical,...

Wanted: The Next Generation of Young Aged Care Leaders

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM is calling on young Australians to consider diverse and exciting new careers in the rapidly growing aged care sector. Launching Australia’s first aged care Next Gen Young Leaders Forum in Perth today, Minister Wyatt said strong,...

LASA welcomes new standards under the Single Aged Care Quality Framework

Australia’s voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), welcomed the formal passing of the new aged care standards under the Single Aged Care Quality Framework  by Federal Parliament last night. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the standards were a vital...

Excellence recognised at Age Services Awards

The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Queensland were recognised at Leading Age Services Australia’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, sponsored by Hesta and McCullough Robertson Lawyers, on the Gold Coast last night. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said...

It is vital we safeguard our vulnerable elderly against abuse

On the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June), Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) reaffirms its position as a strong advocate for the delivery of safe, quality care. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said in an era when the world’s...

Home Care Not Keeping Up with Demand

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says data contained in the latest Home Care Packages Program report shows that too many older Australians are not getting care at the level they require. Analysis of the quarterly report (1 July – 30 Sept) confirms two key issues...

LASA welcomes funding for research centre of excellence

Leading Age Services Australia Limited (LASA) has welcomed new funding for the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. The Government yesterday announced it would...