Hunter aged care home says 15% pay rise will help ease workers' 'pain'

Michael Parris
Updated May 4 2023 - 6:25pm, first published 10:41am
Aged care workers will receive a 15 per cent pay rise from July.
Aged care workers will receive a 15 per cent pay rise from July.

The manager of a Newcastle nursing home says the federal government's decision to implement a 15 per cent pay rise for aged care workers will "absolutely" help the industry attract and retain staff.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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