Pre-election $$ giveaway.
In September last year, the ABC’s Four Corners ran a two-part series examining Australia’s aged care sector.
The program described it as its biggest-ever crowd-sourced project, with more than 1,000 current and former aged-care workers contacting the broadcaster, among a total of more than 4,000 responses, about the state of aged care across Australia.
Anticipating the program, and the likely response to its stories of neglect, poor food and failures of care, newly installed Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a royal commission into the $22-billion-a-year sector.
IMAGE: Skilled nursing care (Source: catholiclane)