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Australia's aged care crisis is nothing new. It's just worse than before

Ebony Bennett
By Ebony Bennett
February 4 2022 - 6:25pm
Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks with residents of The Vue at Geelong's Luson Aged Care in the lead-up to the 2019 election. Picture: Getty Images

Aged care was in crisis long before the pandemic arrived on Australian shores, yet even more than 500 deaths in one month is apparently not enough to make it a greater priority than attending the cricket for the Aged Care Services Minister. How good is Australia?

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Ebony Bennett

Ebony Bennett

Canberra Times columnist

Ebony Bennett is deputy director for The Australia Institute and a former Greens media advisor and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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