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Overnight with Michael McLaren

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Overnight with Michael McLaren

    Overnight with Michael McLaren: 3rd March

    Overnight with Michael McLaren: 3rd March

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    • 2 hrs 40 min
    Aged care report marks the start of big change

    Aged care report marks the start of big change

    Professor Joseph Ibrahim, Head of the Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, joins Michael to discuss the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety which has delivered a massive report of more than 2000 pages in eight volumes with 148 recommendations. 

     

    Professor Ibrahim writes, ‘The royal commission’s report suggests up to 30 per cent of residents have suffered through sub-optimal care. A staggering number.’  

     

    ‘A major factor contributing to this egregious failure is the structure and function of the workforce. Simply put, there are not enough people working in aged care, and not enough with the right skill set.’ 

     

     

    ‘Substantial changes are needed. The royal commission’s final report and recommendations make for a solid start.’

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    • 14 min
    David Flint

    David Flint

    Professor David Flint chats to Michael Mclaren on the weeks political news.

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    • 19 min
    Overnight with Michael McLaren: 2nd March

    Overnight with Michael McLaren: 2nd March

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    • 2 hrs 40 min
    Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev turns 90

    Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev turns 90

    Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick, The University of Sydney historian of modern Russia, joins Michael to discuss the life and legacy of Russian & former Soviet politician Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, who was born 90 years ago today on 2 March 1931.

     

    Gorbachev was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union & the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991.

     

    He was also the country's head of state from 1988 until 1991, serving as the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989, chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990, and president of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991.

     

    Although committed to preserving the Soviet state and to its socialist ideals, Gorbachev believed significant reform was necessary, particularly after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

     

    Widely considered one of the most significant figures of the second half of the 20th century, Gorbachev remains the subject of controversy.

     

    The recipient of a wide range of awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, he was widely praised for his pivotal role in ending the Cold War, curtailing human rights abuses in the Soviet Union, and tolerating both the fall of Marxist–Leninist administrations in eastern and central Europe and the reunification of Germany.

     

    Conversely, he is often derided in Russia for not stopping the Soviet collapse, an event which brought a decline in Russia's global influence and precipitated an economic crisis.

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    • 13 min
    Royal Commission finds "unacceptably high levels of substandard care"

    Royal Commission finds "unacceptably high levels of substandard care"

    Following the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Michael is joined by Dr Sarah Russell, Public health researcher & co-founder of ‘Aged Care Reform Now’, who became involved in aged care advocacy after her parents moved into an aged care home in 2010.

     

    Dr Sarah Russell explains the need for reform - “there had been almost 20 inquiries into the aged care sector over the past two decades but, despite some fantastic recommendations, there had been little change.”

     

    “Many witnesses told heartbreaking stories of neglect, negligence and abuse during the Royal Commission’s hearings.”

     

    “Sadly, none of these stories were surprising. Similar stories have been told in submissions to numerous inquiries over the past 20 years.”   

     

    “Since the Aged Care Act 1997 came into effect, the balance of power has been with providers – not older people and families who use aged services. This must change. We urgently need a new Aged Care Act that is focused on human rights of older people.”

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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

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Wonderful show alway learn something wonder speaking voice should be on in the afternoons

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Michael McLaren

Intelligent, concise, resourceful, enjoyable - waking at 4am is made easier with Mr McLaren

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Michael Mclaren, Is The Best Announcer, On The Radio! He Is So Intelligent, Along With So Much Common Sense. A Great Voice For Radio. He Is So Interesting Too Listen, It Is Such A Pleasure, To Hear Him Speak! Also He So Polite, Even With Difficult Listeners, And He Has A Great Sense Of Humour! Marjie Brisbane.

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