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‘Blame games aren’t helpful’: Seniors issue warning as aged care crisis grows – Sydney Morning Herald

Federal and state leaders have been slammed for engaging in a blame game over the coronavirus crisis in the aged care sector as industry chiefs demand faster action to find more workers to deal with the emergency.

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Former age discrimination commissioner Susan Ryan said the handling of the aged care sector reflected a “lack of respect for the human rights of older people” when residents were seen as “problems to be solved” rather than human beings with a right to choice and dignity.
Ms Ryan said the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission “should have been doing a lot more” to enforce infection control standards in the sector from the beginning of the pandemic.
“The moment there is a problem, the commissi…

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