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Why did we expect Australia’s aged care to cope amid Covid when it was struggling before it? – The Guardian

The unfolding horror story could have been prevented if the government had listened to residents, families and staff



In 2018, soon after the federal government had announced yet another inquiry into aged care, I bumped into the health minister, Greg Hunt, who was jogging on the local boardwalk. I stopped him to ask why we needed another inquiry. Surely the government was aware of the systemic problems in the aged care sector. I told him I thought our aged care system was a national disgrace. Hunt disagreed, claiming Australia had a world-class aged care system.
The federal government claims repeatedly that a …

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