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The Loop: Elderly wages in spotlight, Glenn Wheatley dies, Socceroos’ automatic World Cup qualification slips away


Hello. It is Wednesday February 2 and you start the day with a quick recap of some key news headlines here with The Loop.

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Don’t forget the publication last year of the conclusions of the Royal Commission on the Quality and Safety of Care for the Agedwho called for better wages and a new national registration system for all personal care workers?

Since the publication of this report, trade unions and industry groups have been supporting things only got worsethe COVID pandemic exacerbating funding and labor issues.

Currently, the Fair Work Commission is reviewing a case brought forward by the unions seeking a substantial salary increase for residential and home care workers amid a mass exodus of staff leaving the industry.

political journalist Stephanie Dalzel took a deeper dive into where the case is, what’s going on from here and why it’s so important – take a closer look here.

One thing you will hear about today

The Australian music industry is excellent Glenn Wheatley died at the age of 74.

Wheatley was a member of a rock band Master Apprentices before focusing on management and worked closely with several big names in Australian music, including John Farnham and Delta Goodrem.

The apprentice masters shared a statement on social media saying they were “deeply saddened” by Wheatley’s passing.

“He will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to his wife Gaynor, son Tim and daughters Samantha and Kara,” the statement read.

It is understood Wheatley died of complications from COVID-19 in Melbourne.

News while you slept

  • In his first direct public comments on Ukraine in weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West of ignoring security concerns and deliberately creating a scenario designed to lure him into war. “It is already clear now … that Russia’s fundamental concerns have been ignored,” he told a news conference.
  • The Socceroos suffered a blow to their hopes of automatic qualification for the World Cup, with a 2-2 draw against Oman. That puts them three points behind Japan and four points behind Group B leaders Saudi Arabia, with the top two teams earning automatic qualification for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

What Australia searched online

  • Anne Frank. Dutch book publisher Ambo Anthos has suspended printing of a book that suggests a Jewish notary betrayed the Frank family after researchers said the publication was ‘full of errors’, but one investigators quoted in the book said the research team was “completely surprised”. ” per editor’s message
  • Rihanna. Fans are thrilled with the long-awaited debut of yesterday’s baby bump, and everyone is waiting for more information. She has since announced the release of her brand’s new lip collection Fenty Beauty, but no further pregnancy details at this stage.


One more thing

The Prime Minister’s National Press Club speech took place yesterday – but it looks like we’ll be hearing about the fallout for a little while yet.

ICYMI, text messages allegedly exchanged between former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and an unnamed senior cabinet minister were revealed live after Scott Morrison’s speech, where the Prime Minister was said to be referred to as “awful, horrible person” which was “more concerned with politics than people”, a “fraud” and a “complete psycho”among others.

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A Network Ten reporter read parts of the alleged text exchange to Scott Morrison on live television.

Ms Berejiklian said in a statement that she had “no recollection of such messages” and reiterated his “very strong support for Prime Minister Morrison and all he is doing for our nation at this very difficult time”.

The Prime Minister also spoke in his speech about how he “didn’t understand everything” during the COVID pandemic and “will take my fair share of criticism and blame”, but stopped short of apologizing.

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