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Australia’s Aged Care Facilities Have Failed Amid the Pandemic

COVID-19 has simply created an environment in which the mistreatment of elderly Australians has reached an all-time-low. In Victoria, the Australian state hardest hit by the pandemic so far, one in four aged care facilities in the state’s capital, Melbourne, are currently dealing with an outbreak of the virus.

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Nurses “extremely disgusted”: TriCare staff fight back

Nurses and care workers at a Queensland aged care home at the centre of an elder abuse scandal blew the whistle on serious problems at the facility – including allegations of serious mistreatment of residents – over six weeks ago but were completely ignored by management.

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Non-profit aged care homes are making big money, but crying poor: report

While smaller nursing homes – still the bulk of the industry in Australia – are genuinely struggling according to analysis from the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research, the financial reports of the largest church and charity-run nursing home businesses show they are “generating substantial incomes”.

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