OCAV in the Media

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The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory have been recognised at LASA’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, presented at the 2019 Tri-State Conference in Albury.

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OCAV has been well represented at LASA’s state Excellence in Age Services Awards, taking out an important award.

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The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory have been recognised at Leading Age Services’ (LASA) Excellence in Age Services Awards, presented at the 2019 Tri-State Conference in Albury.

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A surprising group of people stand to benefit from the aged care royal commission, whose hearings start today, according to OCAV Councillor Professor Joe Ibrahim. These are residents of nursing homes in the far future — people in their 50s and 60s, and their children. How is that possible?

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What can be done to stop performers falling through the gaps between tax, superannuation and social security systems?

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Compared to other Australian workers, professionals in the performing arts will end up poorer, have worse mental and physical health, and a shorter lifespan ... Maybe, too, we need to go back to the fork in the road others have travelled. The personification of that in Australian theatre was an actor-manager, “low comedian” and later Victorian MLA, George Selth Coppin.

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Tech gifts at Christmas

December 5, 2018

OCAV IT volunteer Pao Franco gives some tips about giving technology as gifts.

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Professor Joe Ibrahim, OCAV's new Council member, writes that a challenge facing the recently announced Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be to define “quality”.

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Professor Joe Ibrahim, OCAV's new Council member, writes about the Royal Commission into Aged Care.

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An evaluation of a not-for-profit retirement living and aged care provider’s housing and care services for older people in need has found that every dollar invested creates more than seven times that in value for residents, the community and governments. The Living Communities Age Well study undertaken by Think Impact uses the Social Return on Investment framework to measure the economic and social impacts of services provided by the Old ...

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Model trains capture most little boys’ hearts and imaginations. But it seems grown men and a few grown women are just as interested.

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