Powerful aged care watchdog created after nursing home scandals

Australia’s aged care system overhaul merges agencies for ‘responsive one-stop shop’
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The federal government will set up a powerful new watchdog as part of a massive overhaul of Australia’s aged care system.

Following a string of scandals at nursing homes around the country, the minister for aged care, Ken Wyatt, will unveil a plan to merge a number of agencies into a new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on Wednesday.

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‘We play too much’: Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo calls for shorter season

  • Cubs’ first baseman says MLB’s 162-game season is too long
  • Rizzo says he’s OK with shorter season even with smaller pay

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo believes that baseball’s 162-game schedule is too long.

The three-time All-Star said Tuesday in a radio interview on Chicago’s WMVP-AM that he thinks the season should be shorter even if it means a smaller paycheck for players.

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