Ownership structure, regulation and the management of labour in the residential aged care sector

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University of Western Sydney
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Conference Proceeding
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Works In Progress: Cries, Choices and Community - Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, 2010, pp. 1 - 11
Issue Date:
2010-01
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The ageing of the Australian population is attracting increasing levels of public and political concern. Given that residential aged care is largely publicly funded, an area of particular concern is the activity of for-profit providers within the sector. This paper examines the management of labour at Red Gum Manor a privately owned residential aged care facility situated within the Red Gum Retirement Village in the southwestern suburbs of Sydney. Using regulation theory as a broad explanatory framework, this paper explores the interaction of ownership structure and the `managed market for aged care and how this relationship shapes the management of labour within the organisation.
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