Masters Athletics Championships kicks off at Darwin

For the first time the premier Australian Masters Athletics Championships 2017 kicks off in the Northern Territory today.

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner videos

The April 2017 Complaints Matter 2017 conference was the first event hosted by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.

Hidden carers urged to connect with Carer Gateway

More than two and a half million Australians care for a loved one, friend or neighbour but many are unaware of the support services available from the Australian Government.

Late night meals can cause weight gain and impair fat metabolism

Findings provide first experimental evidence of prolonged delayed eating versus daytime eating, showing that delayed eating can raise insulin, fasting glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.

Clinical Taskforce targeting urgent after-hours primary care services

The clinician-led Taskforce that is reviewing more than 5,700 items covered by the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) including after-hours GP home visits.

Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check - a wake up call

Thousands of Australians have been dealt a shocking reality check after taking part in Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check.

Preparedness report on doubling of over 60s populations

New American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) global report assesses preparedness of 12 nations for doubling of their 60-plus population over the next generation.

Received a tax scam communication lately? You're not alone.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reminding Australians to stop and think before giving their personal details or hard-earned money to scammers this tax time.

The dignity of risk a fine balance in aged care

Data detailing an increase in reported deaths caused by falls in residential aged care needs to be understood in the context of the dignity of risk, says leading not for profit aged care provider Benetas.

Struggling to get your daily dose of veggies? Tap into the power of soup this winter

Plant-based diets are one of the biggest health trends this year, but despite this most Australians struggle to meet their daily vegetable quota.

Bomber Command 75th anniversary

Australians reflected on the service and sacrifice of the men who served in Bomber Command as a commemorative service was held today to mark the 75th anniversary of the operation commencing.

Infinity and Olsent electrical cables threaten home fires

Thousands of homeowners across Australia remain at risk of electrocution or house fires due to faulty Infinity electrical cables installed in their homes.

Urgent Payments reform for welfare recipients

The Federal Government is reforming the way it manages Urgent Payments to break the cycle of debt and better support welfare recipients who find themselves under financial stress.

New pilot to streamline Disability Support Pension claims

New claimants for the Disability Support Pension will experience more streamlined assessment process.

Government to scrap Carbon Tax compensation

The Federal Government has reintroduced legislation to end compensation for the now defunct Carbon Tax by closing the Energy Supplement to new welfare recipients.

What causes Alzheimer’s disease? What we know, don’t know and suspect

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is an umbrella term used to describe general loss of memory, thinking skills and other day-to-day functions (such as cooking, paying bills, cleaning and even dressing).

Over 50s eligible for free, life-saving bowel cancer test

Australians who are over 50 are encouraged to participate in the free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Find out about your aged care options before you need them

A variety of aged care services and support options are available to help older people remain independent and enjoying life in their communities.

Intermittent fasting

The Dietitians Association of Australia says it sounds easy to eat very little for a couple of days, then eat whatever you’d like for the rest of the week, and lose weight…but does it work?

Good nutrition essential during winter

To help fight the flu this winter for more than 10,000 Queenslanders in need, Meals on Wheels, will deliver almost 500,000 nutritionally balanced meals to bridge the gap in many people’s diets.

Stroke Care Champion nominations open

The Stroke Foundation is seeking to uncover the inspirational unsung heroes making life better for Australia’s stroke community.