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Minister Ley joins massive speaker line-up for LASA Congress

Minister Ley joins massive speaker line-up for LASA Congress

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia Sean Rooney is pleased to confirm the involvement of Minister for Aged Care Sussan Ley in LASA’s National Congress on the Gold Coast beginning next weekend, Sunday 9 October 2016. Mr Rooney said ‘Super Sunday’ – the opening day of Congress –… read more

Media Release – A “Healthier Medicare” starts with including aged care

Media Release – A “Healthier Medicare” starts with including aged care

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, says age service providers will be integral to the Turnbull Government’s Healthier Medicare reforms but they must be better supported to manage rising care costs and increased complexity of people’s care needs to remain viable. “LASA congratulates the Government on… read more

Media release – gender parity in aged care severely impacted by funding cuts

Media release – gender parity in aged care severely impacted by funding cuts

On International Women’s Day, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, pledges its support for gender parity and says recent funding cuts to workforce training and development by the Government have been detrimental to women. “Workforce development is a priority area for aged care and a critical… read more

Media release: Aged care provider peak warns against further isolating Medicare

Media release: Aged care provider peak warns against further isolating Medicare

Outsourcing elements of Medicare is not going to fix the fundamental issue that the government systems in place to facilitate aged care access and operations are not user friendly and do not integrate, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, warns. “Privatising elements of Medicare might result… read more

Letter to the Editor – WA Today

Letter to the Editor – WA Today

Dear Editor, I refer to the article published in WA Today on 7 January, “Aged care bed licences should be issued to consumers not providers”. On behalf of Leading Age Services Australia and its members, I must correct some of the wildly inaccurate statements in this editorial, which mislead the… read more

Letter to the Editor – SMH

Letter to the Editor – SMH

Dear Editor, I refer to the article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 15 December, “MYEFO budget update: big fines aim to stop fraud in aged care”. On behalf of Leading Age Services Australia and its members, I wish to clarify that since 2013 only nine (9) non-compliance notices have… read more