Market responds to aged care crisis & royal commission

Published at Sep 27, 2018, in Opinion

Julia Gillard had her Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Malcolm Turnbull had his Royal Commission into the Banking Sector. And mere weeks into his tenure as Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has announced his own Royal Commission — this time aimed at Australia's aged care sector.

It is a sector that’s had its fair share of bad PR in recent times. A year ago the topic received extra attention through the closure of the disgraced government-run Oakden nursing home in Adelaide.

After an investigation, SA’s chief psychiatrist uncovered abuse and neglect dating back 10 years. A ‘toxic culture of cover up’ was to blame for these issues going on for such a long time.

Considering the details that have emerged through the country’s two preceding royal commissions, we’ve come to be familiar with phrases like ‘toxic culture of cover up’ — it’s almost hard to feel truly shocked anymore.

‘ScoMo’ clearly believes there’s evidence of trends towards non-compliance and repeated failure to blow the whistle on horrible practices and mistreatment.



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