Dr Sarah Russell

Dr Sarah Russell is a public health researcher who specialises in qualitative research. She has been the Principal Researcher at Research Matters since 1999. She is also the Director, Aged Care Matters. She believes the aged care system requires greater scrutiny, accountability and transparency.

Dr Sarah Russell is a public health researcher who specialises in qualitative research. She has been the Principal Researcher at Research Matters since 1999. She is also the Director, Aged Care Matters. She believes the aged care system requires greater scrutiny, accountability and transparency.


Yes, Minister: aged care, it’s not my fault

Ministerial responsibility is dead. With the refusal of Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck to accept responsibility for the deaths of...

No strings attached: aged care providers have the Coalition wrapped around their little fingers

Locking out visitors has made it difficult for staff to meet the daily care needs of aged care residents. What...

Tone deaf: aged care providers’ PR campaign strikes wrong note

Hiring properly qualified staff, staff-resident ratios and a commitment to be transparent and accountable for the $13 billion in annual...

Covid-19 aged care guidelines: ‘They’re not a national plan. This is a plan!’

Dr Sarah Russell critically examines two documents that Scott Morrison asserts were the federal government’s pandemic plan for aged care....

Covid-19 tragedy in aged care: whose side is the Coalition government on?

The numerous inquiries, reviews and consultations over the years have provided mounds of evidence of negligence, neglect and abuse in...

Passing the Buck: why Victoria’s Covid is raging in private aged care homes

The deaths of 80 elderly people are imminent as a result of COVID-19 spreading through private aged care homes. Aged...

Lendlease puts 100-year-old WWII survivor through the retirement village wringer

Lendlease relied on a technicality to refuse to refund 100-year-old Egon Pedersen his $270,000 bond, making a mockery of its...

Aged care operators exploit lockdown to squeeze more grants from Government

Families are more worried their nursing home relatives will die of neglect than coronavirus yet aged care operators are demanding...

Are political donations protecting Bupa’s aged care licence?

British aged care giant Bupa gets half a billion dollars of Australian taxpayer funding, has been pinged for elder abuse,...

Government caves in to a “few big interests”, ignores Aged Care Inquiry reforms

aged care transparency and accountability

Home Care: operators snipping 50pc fees from the elderly in home care

"Some providers are taking up to 53 per cent of the package in fees. Other providers only take about 10...

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