Flying more accessible for people with disabilities

Virgin Australia has made it easier for people with a disability, who need to travel with a carer, to access lower airfares, following the resolution of a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW.

High-tech gas sensing capsules for better gut health

Researchers have developed high-tech gas sensing capsules that can send data from inside the gut direct to a mobile phone, opening new possibilities for diagnosis, treatment and health analysis.

Motorists lives at risk by driving on unsafe tyres

Australia’s knowledge of tyre safety has been rated as terrible, with motorists putting lives at risk by driving on dangerous tyres.

Access your credit score free

CreditSavvy.com.au launches today, providing Australians with free access to their credit score and resources to understand and manage their credit reputations.

NSW Affordable Housing Fund

St Vincent de Paul Society has commended the NSW government’s promised investment in affordable and social housing.

World Consumer Rights Day

Consumers are being reminded of their marketplace rights, ahead of World Consumer Rights Day on Sunday 15 March.

Older age groups succumb to chronic disease

New information released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) presents the latest data on causes of death in Australia.

Boost needed in older workforce

Increasing the number of mature-age people in the workforce will be critical to Australia’s prosperity and its ability to fund public services in the future, Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker said.

Homeopathy – no evidence it treats health conditions

The NHMRC has released a statement concluding that there is no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions.

Affordability crisis needs real solutions

Speaking at an affordable housing forum in Sydney, ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie will call on Governments to improve housing affordability in Australia.

Enhance support for people in financial hardship

To help people in financial hardship receive better assistance, the banking industry has released new guidance on of arrangements available for customers experiencing financial difficulty.

Alzheimer’s breakthrough using ultrasound

Queensland scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory.

Bicycles turn back the clock for seniors

Fancy a hobby that’s fun, keeps you fit and, best of all, is scientifically proven to keep you young? Then it’s time to get back on your bike.

Too many unaware of high blood pressure risks

A new survey* reveals many Australians are unaware of the serious risks associated with high blood pressure and often find it difficult to make the lifestyle changes after being diagnosed.

Declining cheque use as payments go digital

Australian consumers are continuing to move away from cheques and cash in favour of cards and other electronic payments.

First Brisbane-to-Melbourne Rail tenders

Australia's iconic Brisbane-to-Melbourne Inland Rail project will receive $300 million with the first round of open tenders advertised 7 March 2015.

Telecommunications prices fall

The ACCC’s annual telecommunications reports for 2013-14 show that the prices paid by consumers for telecommunications services fell by 2.7 per cent in real terms in 2013-14.

Australians need more calcium and iron - ABS

In a joint first between the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), estimates of Australians’ usual intake of nutrients have been produced and calcium is found to be lacking.

QLD Labor to address long wait lists - again

The Queensland Government will make $30 million immediately available to Queensland Hospital and Health Services to start the process of addressing the ‘waiting list for the waiting list’.

Action needed on NSW housing crisis

Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) is calling on both major parties to tell voters how they plan to address the housing crisis before the State Government election on 28 March 2015.

Quakers Hill Nursing Home management’s response ‘lame and risky’ - Coroner

Findings from the Quakers Hill Nursing Home fire coronial inquest are damning of the nursing home’s employment and management of Roger Dean, who lit two fires which killed 11 residents in November 2011.