23:10 UPDATE: Austrian police say the driver of a truck left abandoned with 71 dead refugees is among the five people arrested in Hungary.

21:47 Tasman has climbed back to the top of the national provincial rugby championship with an entertaining 34-17 win over Otago in Dunedin.

21:35 Prime Minister Cameron says the UK will provide settlement for thousands more Syrian refugees.

21:33 One student is dead and two others are injured after a man opened fire on the campus of Sacramento City College in the US.

20:10 An elderly former All Black who disappeared from Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom has been injured in a possible hit and run.

Mon, 28 May 2012

"The health budget is about priorities" - HealthCare Providers NZ executive

Michael Laws speaks to Martin Taylor, chief executive of HealthCare Providers NZ, about the aged care industry of New Zealand. Martin points out how much a rest home receives per day and says it's far more economical for the private sector to handle the industry. He responds to allegations that the industry conditions plus low wages amount to modern-day slave labour. Taylor says he was calling for improved pay clarity as far back as 2005. Taylor says the country's asset testing should be put to good use when setting the level of subsidies available for those needing aged care. 28th May 2012.

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