Aged care nurses robbed of wage improvements

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has expressed its outrage that the Federal Government has axed wage improvements for low-paid aged care nurses. Federal Secretary, Lee Thomas said the ANMF and its members were appalled the Coalition Government had used its numbers in Parliament last week to vote against […]

Coalition Government moves to stop aged care wages supplement

The new federal Coalition Government has issued an Aged Care Subsidies Amendment (Workforce Supplement) Determination 2013  which prevents new applications for the workforce supplement in aged care (which formed part of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package passed by the previous Labor Government). The Coalition had already expressed its intention to “review” the aged care compact prior to the September 7 election and has […]

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