Podcast: Caring for Older Australians

In this episode of Political Forum ModuleSeniors Care Expert Diane Gibson and Social Scientist Nicholas Biddle join us to discuss the impact of the Royal Commission on the Quality and Safety of Elderly Care and whether governments are on the right way to make the changes the industry desperately needs.

Some of Australia’s most devastating images during the COVID-19 pandemic so far have appeared in elderly care facilities. Sadly, the situation Australia has seen unfolding in elderly care during the pandemic is just another in a series of tragedies that have beset the system. As the federal government announced nearly $ 18 billion in the recent budget, will this lead to transformational change? In this episode of Political Forum Module, Professor Diane Gibson of the University of Canberra and Professor Nicholas Biddle of the Australian National University join Professor Sharon Bessell and Dr Arnagretta Hunter to discuss policy solutions to the crisis in elderly care in Australia. Listen now: https://bit.ly/3cyhcc5

Diane gibson is Professor Emeritus (Health and Aging) at the University of Canberra and Chairman of ACT’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Aging.

Nicolas biddle is associate director of the ANU Center for Social Research. He previously served as a Senior Research Officer and Deputy Director in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Sharon bessell is Professor of Public Policy and Director of Gender Equity and Diversity at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy.

Arnagretta Hunter is a cardiologist, physician and senior clinical lecturer at the ANU Faculty of Medicine.

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