Discussion Paper: Don’t worry about the debt…but be aware of how we’re spending it
In meeting the challenges posed by COVID-19 our nation’s focus has primarily been on ensuring the continued delivery of world-class healthcare in the face of potentially overwhelming demand. The pandemic however, continues to challenge our welfare in other ways, not least of which is the impact we are seeing throughout our economy. With infection control measures impacting employment, large stimulus packages have been released to support people and businesses through the pandemic. The release of these packages however have frequently been accompanied by concern for Australia’s national debt. In this paper we explore some of the reasons why this level of concern might not be entirely warranted, and encourage the reader to consider how they feel stimulus packages can best be delivered to realise the equitable and prosperous version of Australia we want to see now, as we support each other through the pandemic, and in the future.
National COVID-19 in Aged Care Survey 2020
This report presents the final results of the Aged Care COVID-19 Survey conducted from 15 April to 6 May 2020. The survey aimed to assess aged care workers’ sense of their employer’s preparedness to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and the strategies that had been put in place as well as identify the key challenges and major gaps in the aged care sector’s response to COVID-19 from the perspective of those providing direct care to older Australians.
This report presents the preliminary results of the Aged Care COVID-19 Survey.
National Aged Care Survey 2019 - Final Report
This report presents the results of the 2019 ANMF National Aged Care Survey of 2,775 aged care sector staff. The study follows up on the previous 2016 National Aged Care Survey of staff and community members and identifies and examines key contemporary issues regarding participants’ concerns and experiences with the Australian aged care system. In the broader context of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and its members’ concerns with the state of the Australian aged care sector, the study had the objective of examining current concerns in aged care, adequacy of staffing levels and skills mix, adequacy of care delivery in residential aged care facilities, suggested improvements necessary of aged care, and voting intentions relating to aged care.
- National Aged Care Survey - Final Report
- National Aged Care Survey - Executive Summary and Key Messages
National Aged Care Survey 2019 - Community Member Companion Report
This companion report accompanies the 2019 National Aged Care Survey report and presents the results of the 2019 ANMF National Aged Care Survey of 354 community members.
- National Aged Care Survey - Community Member Companion Report
- National Aged Care Survey - Community Member Companion Report - Executive Summary and Key Messages
Caring for Growth: Australia's Largest Non-Profit Aged Care Operators
A Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability & Research (CICTAR) report looking at 9 large non-profits, some of which are among Australia’s largest aged care operators and covers the largest non-profit operators in every state and in the Northern Territory. This report follows detailed analysis of the largest for-profit aged care companies and the largest family-owned aged care companies which have both been submitted to the Royal Commission.
All in the Family: Tax and Financial Practices of Australia's Largest Family Owned Aged Care Companies
A Tax Justice Network – Australia and Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability & Research (CICTAR) report prepared by Jason Ward examining Australia’s six largest family-owned aged care companies.
Tax Avoidance by For-Profit Aged Care Companies: Profit Shifting on Public Funds
The report examining tax avoidance in the rapidly-growing aged care sector was prepared by Jason Ward from the Tax Justice Network, on behalf of the ANMF. Australia’s top six aged care providers, some with foreign ownership, posted enormous profits whilst taking advantage of AUD $2.17 billion in Australian taxpayer funded subsidies, using various loopholes, corporate structures and discretionary trusts to avoid paying their fair share of tax.
National Aged Care Staffing and Skills Mix Project Report
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has released the National Aged Care Staffing and Skills Mix Project report. The project is the first of its kind in Australia and has collected evidence relating to the need for a staffing methodology that considers both staffing levels (the right number) and skills mix (the right qualification) for residential aged care.
Financial and Cost Benefit Implications of the Recommendations of the National Aged Care Staffing and Skills Mix Final Report
This report quantifies the net direct and indirect implications of implementing the recommendations of the ANMF National Aged Care Staffing and Skills Mix report released in 2016.
National Aged Care Survey (2016 Report)
Over the last decade Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) members have been campaigning for improvements in aged care with increasing intensity in an attempt to ensure quality care for residents and decent conditions for those working in aged care. But despite multiple reviews, inquiries and investigations no real improvements have been forthcoming.
After the Government proposed more cuts, as part of the If you don’t care, we can’t care Federal Election campaign we ran a survey which explored how the funding cuts are, or would, impact the delivery of care in residential care facilities across the States and Territories, with the aim of gathering information to place aged care as a key election issue and gain the attention of voters, and thus, politicians.
The overwhelming theme to emerge from both the aged care worker and community group responses to the ANMF’s aged care survey was the participants’ belief that the elderly deserve much better care than they are currently receiving.
What do your penalty rates mean to you?
The ANMF conducted a survey of members investigating what penalty rates mean to them, the level of compensation penalty rates provide for working shift work and how shift work affects the lives of nurses and midwives.