In 2015–16, there were an estimated 18,746 new hip fractures in Australia, a crude rate of 199 hip fractures per 100,000 population aged 45 and over. This represents a decline in the rate of hip fractures over time, suggesting that measures to reduce risk factors and prevent falls are having an effect.
The current system of aged care is viewed by some as not working efficiently or to the benefit of the consumer. Residents, their family members and carers have expressed concerns at the complexity of the current residential aged care system. Members of the medical profession are of the view that the funding of aged care services is in need of updating to reflect current best practice.
The Light Rail Stage 2 project passes through and adjacent to a number of key cultural and heritage sites and, like all projects and proposals in these areas, must be consistent with the legal requirements imposed by the National Capital Plan. The committee is concerned that elements of the route alignment proposed by the ACT government are not consistent with the plan.
Capabilities are the things that allow us to apply knowledge and skills - they are vital for lifelong wellbeing and job success. Governments must deliver systems that support all early learning centres, schools, vocational institutions and universities to strengthen capabilities in every Australian learner.
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