Want to burn your house down? Ignore these precautions

National insurer Apia is urging Australia’s over 50s to take fire safety precautions during winter, with new research showing people are exhibiting risky behaviours that can lead to house fires.

New Disability Knowledge Clearing House

The Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) this week launches a new Disability Knowledge Clearing House with information about what works in the NDIS.

Government should hold fast on key proposed super change

The Government has supposedly weathered the storm and protest over their proposed superannuation changes.

Giving sight to others - Lesley's story

Older Australians can make a valuable life changing gift to needy people of all ages after they die. This is the story of Lesley Richards, 66 years old, as told by her daughter Susan, during DonateLife Week.

ASIC launches new app to highlight the real cost of buying a car

A new mobile phone app – MoneySmart Cars - developed by ASIC will support Australians with the financial decisions associated with buying a car.

Organ perfusion increases number of usable donor organs

Organ perfusion is a technique that keeps donated organs usable for transplantation by means of a machine.

Fat types consumed can help or hinder your diet

A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.

Seniors and disabled persons Ekka discounts

People with disability and seniors who hold a Queensland Government Companion Card or Seniors Card will have discounted entry at this year’s Brisbane Ekka.

SA groups encouraged to apply for seniors grants

Seniors’ clubs and other organisations working with older people across South Australia are encouraged to apply for funding to promote active ageing in the community.

ABC Grandstand has RIO 2016 Olympics covered

ABC Grandstand is the "Official Non-Commercial Radio Broadcaster of the 2015 Olympic Games" with highlights including live coverage of the finals of the swimming and athletics.

Australian's top 3 travel destinations in 2015-16

The three most popular travel destinations for Australian residents in 2015-16 were New Zealand, Indonesia (including Bali), and the United States of America, found the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Retirees choosing income streams over super lump sums

Retirees are increasingly choosing to access their superannuation through income streams rather than withdrawing lump sums, according to analysis released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Breaking the silence on death and dying

Palliative care researchers at Flinders University hope to get more people talking about death and dying through Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to broach the social aspects of the topic.

Grandparents help prevent youth homelessness

During Homelessness Week 2016, the national youth homelessness prevention charity Kids Under Cover is recognising and identifying the vital, yet hidden, support networks that help prevent youth homelessness.

Interest rate cut bad news for retirees

Today’s interest rate cut is bad news for retirees, says the consumer lobby for older Australians.

Responsible Cat Ownership Course

The Victorian Government’s plan to boost responsible pet ownership and good animal welfare took another step forward with the launch of the Responsible Cat Ownership Course.

Household debt troubles expected to double

ME Bank’s 10th biannual Household Financial Comfort Report shows marked deterioration in Australian households’ confidence in their ‘ability to manage debt over the next six to 12 months’.

Older Austrlaians can be organ donors and save lives too

This DonateLife Week (31 July - 7 August) Australians are urged to join the Australian Organ Donor Register online to help end the wait for those in need of a life-saving transplant.

Hepatitis QLD joins move to go out of businss by 2030

Ever wonder what the world will look like in 2030? Will there be driverless cars or David Bowie hologram concerts? We can't be sure, but what is certain is that viral hepatitis can be eliminated if we take action now.

Concentration of health fund complaints

The customer centric ethos of not-for-profit and member owned health funds has again been highlighted in the latest Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) Quarterly Bulletin.

High temperatures may increase skin cancer threat

Exposure to ultra-violet (UV) light has long been established as the main cause of skin cancer.