Storm affected South Australians reminded to look after their mental health

South Australians are being urged to seek help if they feel overwhelmed as the clean up continues from last week’s extreme weather events.

Concessions available for SA vulnerable

The South Australian Government is using Anti-Poverty Week (16 to 22 October) to encourage vulnerable South Australians to check whether they are eligible for a concession.

Medical device prices to be reduced

The Federal Government will reduce the cost of thousands of medical devices ranging from pacemakers and lenses to knees and hips by half-a-billion dollars.

Older Australians are becoming more active

Older Australians have active social lives and are getting more exercise, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Australia's informal carers

Almost 2.7 million Australians were informal carers in 2015 and one in 10 carers were under the age of 25, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

National Carers Week

Today saw the start of National Carers Week (which runs from 16 – 22 October 2016) across Australia.

National spotlight shines on SES volunteers

Today marks the start of national State Emergency Service (SES) Week 15-23 October 2016, and there are many reasons to say thank you to our valuable volunteers across Australia.

New WA social housing package

Western Australia's most vulnerable families and seniors are set to benefit with construction commitments finalised to build 600 new homes.

Elder Abuse campaign raises awareness

New figures show the number of reported cases to the Queensland Elder Abuse Prevention Unit have increased, following a strong focus on raising awareness and encouraging people to report abuse.

Exercise parks lift seniors health and balance

Victoria University researchers are studying the benefits of exercise parks designed to improve the strength, flexibility and balance of older adults.

Stolen Generations healing projects

South Australians are being invited to submit ideas on community projects that could be funded through the State Government’s Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme.