Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Posted May 13, 2018 15:36:06 Photo: The Queensland Nurses Union is calling for carer to patient ratios in aged care facilities. (ABC: Melanie Pearce) Some elderly patients in Queensland aged care homes are only being showered once a week while others have remained undiagnosed with broken hips or gone unmedicated …

Bank regulator relaxes lending ‘speed limit’ as boards made more accountable for loan standards

Bank regulator relaxes lending ‘speed limit’ as boards made more accountable for loan standards

Posted April 26, 2018 12:10:14 Photo: Investor credit growth limits are “redundant”, says one analyst (ABC News: Stephen Letts) Despite conceding that risks in the property market remain “heightened”, the key bank regulator will remove the speed limit on investor lending. Key points: APRA is targeting the quality of home …

Financial planning lacks ‘professional standards’, says former Labor MP who chaired inquiry

Financial planning lacks ‘professional standards’, says former Labor MP who chaired inquiry

Posted April 16, 2018 18:54:47 Photo: Former Labor MP Bernie Ripoll wants financial planning to be a reputable profession, but says it’s not there yet. (AAP) At last we’re here. Probably the biggest reason the banking royal commission exists is because of the litany of financial planning scandals which have …

Australian Automobile Association warns ‘too strict’ vehicle emission standards could increase car prices

Australian Automobile Association warns ‘too strict’ vehicle emission standards could increase car prices

Posted April 04, 2018 12:33:49 As the Government contemplates introducing vehicle emission standards, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has warned it could increase the price of vehicles and lead to Australians holding onto their “older dirtier cars” for longer. Key points: US winding back emissions standards to make cars more …