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Passing the Buck: why Victoria’s Covid is raging in private aged care homes – Michael West News

The deaths of 80 elderly people are imminent as a result of COVID-19 spreading through private aged care homes despite large public subsidies

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Victorian Premier Dan Andrews said “a bunch” of aged care workers were among those going to work when sick or while waiting for test results. “Let’s not judge them. Let’s try and work out what is driving it,” he said.
Whats driving it is simple: the marketisation (“corporatisation”) of aged care. Along with the entrance of private equity firms and superannuation and real estate investment trusts into the residential aged care sector as a result of the Aged Care Act (1997) came the casualisation…

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