According to reports by The Guardian, continued workforce shortages and underfunding are exhausting staff and driving the sector into an “untenable standstill”.
Hikes in the cost of petrol, electricity and food have seen many Australian households struggling to make ends meet, prompting the government to offer the free cash.
Businesses may find themselves dealing with the backlash if they require staff vaccination in the absence of public health orders.
Thousands of aged care workers in three states are set to strike weeks out from the Federal Election over poor staffing levels and inadequate pay as unions warned of a mass exodus of heartbroken caregivers.
Vaccinated Australians will be allowed to enter New Zealand without needing to quarantine for COVID-19 from April 12 from 11:59 pm local time.
In Australia, it has long been established that employers have a duty of care to maintain a safe workplace as far as is reasonably practicable. But what is “practicable” when you’re talking about a worldwide pandemic?
The increase in infections across many parts of the world comes even as testing has been reduced, indicating that the infection rate may actually be under-reported.