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To die for – a system to look after the aged

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I’ve been working as an advocate for National Seniors for the past two years, and as a journalist for more than 30. I’ve covered everything from bush fires to bus crashes, royal tours to royal shows, but never a Royal Commission.

So, helping prepare our submission and going to the hearings of the latest one, into Aged Care Quality and Safety, has been fascinating.

When someone commits a crime, they’re put on trial. If a system fails it can, in a way, be put on trial, too. Expert witnesses are called to give evidence before a person or persons sitting in judgement. We saw this most recently with the investigation into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

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Source:
Ian Henschke, 2019, National Seniors (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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