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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.



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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