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El­derly abuse prompts royal com­mis­sion

Ma­ree Martin: Should have been one at least five years ago when laws and train­ing was re­laxed, and now the Na­tional Dis­abil­ity In­surance Scheme (NDIS) has brought in the sharks. Too late. The horse has bolted. I left the in­dus­try as no one was lis­ten­ing and ev­ery time ei­ther gov­ern­ment went cost sav­ing, guess where they ripped the money from?

Leo Scott: I just spoke to some­one this morn­ing on­line who writes up NDIS ap­pli­ca­tions for in­di­vid­u­als and he said the sys­tem is a com­plete joke and a mess. Peo­ple can’t feed them­selves and are get­ting re­jected be­cause there is so many cracks, while oth­ers who can live in­de­pen­dently get ap­proved. He said its very emo­tional and he’s try­ing to get away from his job be­cause it’s heart-break­ing.

Steven Mccann: Manda­tory carer to pa­tient ra­tio. Manda­tory in­de­pen­dent fa­cil­ity re­views (are needed).

Julie Macken­zie: God bless you PM. Keep strong in your con­vic­tions to do the morally right thing while in power. Not one el­derly per­son should be abused, not now, not ever, by any­one – in­clud­ing a slack, greedy gov­ern­ment.

Brian Snu­filu­fi­gus: This so-called gov­ern­ment has demon­strated a to­tal lack of fo­cus when it comes to aged care. Around 50% of res­i­den­tial care is con­tracted out to over­seas providers who use 457 Visas to staff them.

Steven Bread­sell: We need a royal com­mis­sion into all of the po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

Craig An­drews: Also need to make sure the health/aged care staff can speak English pretty well. It amazes me when go visit some­one at aged care places and some of staff have trou­ble speak­ing back to you.

Premier’s bounty: $100k re­ward to catch straw­berry sabo­teur

Ali­cia Fitz­patrick: I think it would have to be the pick­ers. Dis­grun­tled ones at best! The grow­ers should pro­vide a list of pick­ers to the po­lice and then let them work out who has worked where and when etcetera.

Donna Ma­ree: They need to be caught now! Filth at its low­est!

Ede­lyn Jenk­ins: Oh how dev­as­tat­ing for the poor farm­ers. All of their hard work and in­vest­ment goes to waste. Who­ever does it ob­vi­ously hasn’t got the heart to see how much farm­ers are strug­gling from the drought.

Robbo Oze­govic: Gotta be back­pack­ers, or some id­iot who thinks it’s funny.

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