Illawarra aged care nurses hope a new PM, Labor's Anthony Albanese will overhaul the sector

Kate McIlwain
Desiree Savage
By Kate McIlwain, and Desiree Savage
Updated May 23 2022 - 8:25am, first published May 22 2022 - 6:30pm
HOPEFUL: Aged care nurse Linda Hardman feels the plight of her sector, unsafe workloads and low wages, will finally be attended to with the election of a Labor Prime Minister. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Aged care nurse Linda Hardman is not a die-hard supporter for Labor, but the results from the weekend's election have her dancing to the beat.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

Desiree Savage

Desiree Savage

Arts, Entertainment, Breaking News Journalist

I write about arts and entertainment, plus other bits and pieces in between at the Illawarra Mercury.

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