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 Anthony Albanese's landmark budget reply policy on aged care has unravelled just four days after it was announced. Last Thursday evening the Labor leader pledged to have a registered nurse in every aged care facility for 24 hours a day within a year of being elected. The policy was part of a $2.5billion plan to revolutionise aged care which also included improving food and supporting wage increases and was cheered by advocacy groups, unions and nurses sitting in the public gallery.    But in a radio interview on Monday, frontbencher Mark Dreyfus admitted the party may have to 'pause' the plan if there are not enough nurses.

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A multidisciplinary teaching hub at a Tasmanian aged care facility will secure greater opportunities for health students and better access to services for older Tasmanians across the region. The Coalition Government will invest $1.5 million through the University of Tasmania (UTAS) to establish the training centre at Corumbene Care at New Norfolk. In New Norfolk today to announce the funding, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck said the investment underlines the Morrison Joyce Government’s commitment to older and vulnerable Australians across regional Australia. 

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