Australia to start powerful public inquiry into aged-care sector

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia will begin a public inquiry, or Royal Commission, into the country’s aged-care sector as a spike in cases of elderly abuse creates a “disturbing trend”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, September 10, 2018. AAP/Lukas Coch/via REUTERS

The inquiry comes at a time when the number of Australians moving into residential care is set to jump, with the population aged 65 years and above, according to…

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