Dr Sarah Russell

Dr Sarah Russell is a public health researcher who specialises in qualitative research. She has been the Principal Researcher at Research Matters since 1999. She is also the Director, Aged Care Matters. She believes the aged care system requires greater scrutiny, accountability and transparency.
Oh dear Josh: is that aged care joke funny or sad?

Oh dear Josh: is that aged care joke funny or sad?

He might be the second most important man in our government, but Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is still learning the ...
A Poor Knock: Colbeck carousing at the cricket amid aged care crisis just tip of incompetence iceberg

A Poor Knock: Colbeck carousing at the cricket amid aged care crisis just tip of incompetence iceberg

Failure to protect Federal aged care residents has left 389 elderly Australians dead this year alone, and 40% of ...
“Living with Covid” – not so easy if you’re in an aged care home!

“Living with Covid” – not so easy if you’re in an aged care home!

Covid has spread like wildfire to around 500 aged care homes as the government failed to deliver RATs, booster ...
Amended dignity: our elders denied their human rights again

Amended dignity: our elders denied their human rights again

It will be up to the Senate to hold the line against one of the Morrison government's most alarming sleights of ...
Chasing the gold, we trade away rights of the old

Chasing the gold, we trade away rights of the old

Australia has signed on to one of the world's biggest ever trade deals with most of the Asia-Pacific. We ...
Profits over People: in-home care a cash bonanza for greedy aged providers

Profits over People: in-home care a cash bonanza for greedy aged providers

A $53,000 home-care package gets just nine hours of support yet the government has slung suppliers an extra ...
“Political Stunt”: how the Budget cash splash means profit to providers over aged care reform

“Political Stunt”: how the Budget cash splash means profit to providers over aged care reform

The Budget cash splash in aged care has rendered the Royal Commission a political stunt as the billions in extra ...
Aged Care fail – and now a Budget bonanza for Home Care freeloaders

Aged Care fail – and now a Budget bonanza for Home Care freeloaders

The highest level of home care support costs $52,000. This $1000 a week buys, on average, less than nine hours of ...
End neo-liberal experiment: gutting of bureaucracy led to vaccine and aged care failures

End neo-liberal experiment: gutting of bureaucracy led to vaccine and aged care failures

The vaccine rollout debacle is further evidence that the federal Department of Health should not be in charge of ...
Glib response to Aged Care Royal Commission portends another failed roadmap

Glib response to Aged Care Royal Commission portends another failed roadmap

Attempts to stage-manage the Aged Care Royal Commission report by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Health ...
No Plan PM: how government’s lack of an aged care plan cost lives

No Plan PM: how government’s lack of an aged care plan cost lives

While the federal government indulged in semantics, Covid-19 deaths continued to rise in the woefully ...
Greg Hunt’s climate change plan drowns public money in Port Phillip Bay

Greg Hunt’s climate change plan drowns public money in Port Phillip Bay

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt ploughed ahead with a "beach nourishment" project in his electorate even though ...

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