Support for children bereaved by suicide

Western Australia will establish the Australia's first service to provide long-term support for children and young people bereaved by suicide.

Optus to refund mobile phone insurance customers

Optus will refund approximately $2.4 million to around 175,000 Optus mobile customers and will write to around 500,000 customers who may be affected by its lack of information disclosure.

Amputations – 4,400 reasons to take diabetes seriously

More than 4,400 diabetes-related amputations are performed at Australian hospitals every year, most are preventable, and threaten the long-term viability of Australia’s health system.

Seniors supported to stay in the WA Wheatbelt

The Western Australia Government today announced a $23.3 million housing initiative which will enable senior residents to remain in their communities in the central and eastern Wheatbelt.

More VIC end-of-life wishes respected

More people with a terminal illness will be supported to die at home under the Victorian Government’s new End-of-Life and Palliative Care Framework.

More support for VIC veterans

The Victorian Government is providing more support for isolated veterans, partnering with the RSL to develop a specialised program.

Commemorating 50 years since the Battle of Long Tan

Vietnam was Australia’s longest involvement in a twentieth century war with approximately 60,000 personnel serving over more than a decade.

Indigenous consumers to 'take a minute with their money'

To mark NAIDOC Week (3-10 July 2016), ASIC has released a new series of videos designed to help Indigenous consumers with key money decisions.

Federal Court upholds Indigenous funeral insurance exploitation

A Federal Court decision has allowed for the continued exploitation of Indigenous Australians through dud Funeral Insurance schemes.

Brisbane DV shelter helping women live safer lives

Hundreds of women and children fleeing violence and abuse in their homes have been taken in and given a helping hand by the new Brisbane domestic and violence shelter in its first six months of operation.

NAIDOC Week 2016 - share, participate and discover

All Australians are invited to take the time to learn, share and participate in the unique local and national celebrations that will mark NAIDOC Week 2016 (3 - 10 July).

Study of at-home medication errors gains grant

A research team has won a $20,000 USC/Wishlist Collaborative Research Grant to try to reduce the number of older adults admitted to hospital after making mistakes when taking their medications at home.

Chewing gum test could prevent blindness

Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Save Sight Institute have reported a simple ‘chewing gum’ test that could identify Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA), a disease that causes blindness, strokes and death.

Link between Alzheimer’s and gut bacteria?

Recent research with mice points to a link between the composition of gut flora and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Should we still be choosing fat-free over full-fat products?

Light or “lite”, 99% fat-free, reduced fat, low fat, less fat, reduced calorie, low calorie, lean, extra lean – are products with these labels always healthier?

NSW Grandparents Day 2016 grants

Applications for 2016 New South Wales Grandparents Day event grants are now open.

Lifestyle changes might mean more than losing weight

A recent study shows that for most people switching to a healthier lifestyle can produce a body weight that is healthy for that person overtime. Contrary to popular beliefs, this does not necessarily mean that one must lose weight.

Shower bus for the homeless

People sleeping rough on Sydney streets will have a safe place to shower and change with the launch of a unique mobile shower service fitted out in a former bus.

ACT seniors and veterans grants open

Applications are being taken for the ACT Government Participation (Veterans and Seniors) Grants Program worth a total of $80,000.

Seniors' vote could sway the election outcome

With nearly half the voting population aged over 50, seniors could sway the outcome of the upcoming election.

Heater danger - a seasonal reminder

During the winter months the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner regularly receives complaints which highlight the need for care in using heaters in residential care services and the potential danger to residents.