Three geriatric nurses and a nursing home resident confirmed the coronavirus. Tensions between state and federal government over financial aid continue as Victoria enters day four of lockdown
Mon 31 May 2021 06.33 BST
First published on May 30, 2021 22:34 BST
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Christian Porter has closed his case. The ABC does not pay him any compensation. I stand by my journalism & and am proud to work at 4corners &. Grateful to ABC &, our brilliant legal team for helping journalism of public interest. Thank you everyone for your support. https://t.co/1l0h3SjlAQ
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Back to Greg Hunt for a moment – here he explains why the federal government hasn’t done anything to ensure geriatric care workers in federal government-funded facilities don’t have to work in multiple locations.
This is something states could do even though private elderly care homes were regulated and funded by the federal government.
With respect to the workforce at a location, the important thing here is that in times of no outbreak … the need has been raised to ensure that there are adequate human resources are in place for the safety of residents. This means, for example, that this is vitally important.We can have test staff move between sites, vaccinated staff move between sites, clinical first responders just as we are now, the need to cover the sick, and the need for searchers, all of these Things show the need for flexibility.
However, in the greater Melbourne area, roughly 4.7% of employees have worked in different locations. So it is a situation that is in the absolute minority of the staff, but the safety of the residents, including my The vaccination tests, the clinical first responder, the sickness cover and the ability to search for workers are the reasons why the authorities have not made any changes before. This could be done at the state level under public health orders.
Regarding the elderly care mandate previously reviewed by the Chief Health Officer, states along with the Commonwealth, the Prime Minister and myself have that Medical Expert Panel Asked to Review This Decision, Which Was Not Recommended At this point, we asked the Medical Expert Panel to review this very issue.
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We haven’t heard from Christian Porter – just the ABCs – but we’ll update you.
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Greg Hunt says four million doses have now been given as part of Australia’s Covid vaccination program – that was a goal we should achieve in March.
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Four days after Melbourne’s (hopefully) week-long lockdown, there is still a healthy, if not overwhelming, line outside the Royal Exhibition Building mass vaccination center in Melbourne.
About 30 people were waiting outside the door, certainly socially distant and all eager to get in. (It is unclear whether this was out of excitement to be vaccinated or out of a desire to just get out of the Melbourne cold.) “In my opinion you are either part of the problem or part of the solution”, Alana said, standing in line with her partner Randall, her two young children in tow.
“I think you are either part of the problem or part of the solution,” says Alana, who came with her partner today to receive the Pfizer vaccine. (The kids are only here for the ride). @GuardianAus pic.twitter.com/AoSxiwDVDp
“There seem to be a lot of eligible people who didn’t accept the offer. When our age category [40-49] came up, we pounced on it.”
Amelia, who asked that her last name not be recorded, said she was excited to finally get the vaccine. She has a pre-existing disease but had to wait for Pfizer to become available.
“Of course we have many Made people come out again, but I think I feel lucky that I qualify, “she said.
” My husband isn’t eligible, a lot of my friends aren’t eligible. So, you know … I think use it if you can. I feel bad for a lot of people who don’t quite meet the requirements right now. “
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Chris Minns has officially entered the NSW Labor leadership contest (similar to how relationships aren’t official until they’re posted on social media, political ambitions don’t become official until there’s a press conference). </ I would like to pay tribute to Jodi McKay in her work in incredibly difficult circumstances, and I will say from the start that she has a big role to play in the future of the Labor Party.
I want to be Labor Party leader, I think it’s time for change.
… I believe it is time for Labor to be the party of the future. I think it is time for Labor to focus on ideas that solve problems, and I think it is time for Labor to begin the long march to regain the confidence of the people in this state. I didn’t get involved in politics and I don’t think any of my colleagues got involved in politics just to put out negative press releases on a daily basis attacking the Berejikl government.
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Well I think it has been known for some time that it is very difficult to earn a living wage, especially in private nursing homes.
The layers are usually short. It’s very hard, very rare, to get a full-time job together. The hourly wages are pretty low.
I think there is a financial incentive for people to work in elderly care facilities.
When the results of this became apparent, particularly during the Victorian wave, but also to some extent in New South Wales last year, it was clear that the federal government would have to step in and provide assistance if geriatric care workers were to be prevented from doing so to work two different jobs in the geriatric care sector.
I am not clear on what basis the government decided that this was no longer necessary in November.
And I think the government needs to explain why that was …
The ban has been reinstated. It’s good. Meanwhile, we’ve seen a geriatric nurse who, as I understand it, worked in the Arcare facility in Maidstone, worked in another facility, and possibly exposed residents of the second facility.
The government needs to explain why it believed the risk had decreased enough to lift last year’s ban.
We know again from bitter tragic experience that approximately 84% of the exposures in the Victorian geriatric care system in the last year, which resulted in 655 deaths, were a product of contact by geriatric nurses.
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This is as Mel Davey reported after the federal government already admitted that their “guidelines” CANNOT be enforced.
In Victoria, state elderly care workers cannot work in multiple locations, and the settings Pay and policies have been updated to reflect this.
However, employees in private elderly care facilities overseen by the federal government CAN work across facilities.
In many cases, workers are forced to do so do to earn a livable wage. This is one of the reasons the Royal Elderly Care Commission wants geriatric carers to be paid more. Labor has committed to this – not through a levy as proposed, but by ensuring that more federal funds are used for wages.
Despite the lessons of the pandemic, there have been no changes to care for the elderly in state-funded private elderly care facilities.
There are now three geriatric carers who have tested positive for Covid in private, federally funded Victorian geriatric care centers, and one resident in two facilities. One employee had worked with the first employee to test positive at the Arcare Maidstone Center – and then moved to another facility for another shift.
Each geriatric carer at a federally funded location. If you find out late today that pls don’t work in different houses. But it’s a request, it’s not mandatory. pic.twitter.com/ec30f6Qk6G
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