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Royal Commission to look into introducing private competition into aged care

The formation of another Royal Commission to look into introducing private competition into aged care and is just “kicking a political hot potato into the long grass” and flies in the face of past experience, says the Sydney Morning Herald’s economics editor. “But we do know that childcare was thrown into crisis when one private provider, ABC Learning, which had been allowed to acquire about half the nation’s childcare centres, went belly up. We know that making vocational education and training ‘contestable’ was a costly disaster, as many private providers conned youngsters into signing up for unsuitable courses (and debt).”

Jeremy Corbyn has called for an end to the privatization of asylum and refugee accommodation

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for an end to the privatization of asylum and refugee accommodation as he met asylum seekers in Glasgow. “I also heard of the horrors of how Serco having been changing the locks on people’s doors as they go out in order to evict them. That is inhumane and completely wrong, and I make the plea now to Serco, change your attitude and policy as of now on this matter. (…) I think outsourcing is wrong and unnecessary, and better-run by the public sector.”

Source: www.newsandstar.co.uk

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Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europe. Report of the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe.

This report contains a comprehensive collection of facts and figures on social infrastructure and social services and the related financing needs. Based on the conclusions and results, the report formulates concrete recommendations aimed at enhancing current financing tools as well as for future schemes and initiatives in the social sector.

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The Privatisation of UK aid. How Adam Smith International is profiting from the aid budget.

After decades of work by campaigners and activists to boost overseas development spending to 0.7% of national income, private companies are creaming it off. Global Justice Now reports that “consultancy firms, including Adam Smith International (ASI), are ‘taking an ever increasing share of the aid budget and enjoying generous profit margins.’ In 2014 alone, the Department for International Development (DfID) spent £90 million through ASI, which is twice what DfID spent tackling HIV and Aids.”

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