ANZAC Day Challenge 2016

After a very successful inaugural event, entries for the 2016 ANZAC Day Challenge have opened.

Grants awarded for VIC support initiatives

Social inclusion for people marginalised by age, disability and mental illness across Victoria have received a boost from the State Trustees Australia Foundation’s annual Grassroots Grants.

WA changing rooms network a first for disabled

The Western Australian State Government has announced the locations of 14 Changing Places or rooms, to give people with disability more freedom to move around their community.

New veterans’ eLearning programs to improve health care

A new posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) eLearning program for mental health providers will help improve treatment for former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members.

WA carers to have their say

Western Australia's carers are being invited to have their say on the direction of the State Government's first Carers Strategy.

SA intervention orders change to protect women

Women will have greater protection under amendments to Intervention Orders which come into effect in South Australia today.

Australia still pumping out 1% of world CO2 emissions

In the shadow of the Paris Climate Talks Australia has still not reduced carbon dioxide emissions substantively and remains responsible for one per cent of world emissions.

Seniors groups respond to older Australians housing report

Peak seniors bodies have responded quickly to the Productivity Commission's report on what drives the housing decisions of older people and the consequences for their wellbeing.

Housing decisions of older Australians

Many older Australians, especially the less wealthy, continue to save well into old age, increasing net wealth as they face increased health and aged care costs.

Victorian Volunteer Champions

Fifty one outstanding Victorian volunteers were recognised at a ceremony held at Government House for the 2015 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards.

New WA Mental Health Act

Mental Health Minister Helen Morton today announced landmark developments in mental health treatment and care for people living in regional and remote Western Australia.

More Queensland seniors to become tech savvy

Queensland seniors will be able to grow their technology skills to navigate the digital world because of Queensland Government and Telstra funding to 38 council libraries across the state.

Child care system to support primary carer grandparents

The Federal Government will support grandparents on income support who are the primary carer of their grandchildren through access to subsidised child care under the new Child Care Safety Net.

Work longer, live healthier

In the past 50 years, labour market participation among older people has declined significantly, though the trend has reversed a little in recent years.

Strangulation to be a criminal offence in QLD

The Queensland Government will make non-fatal strangulation an offence under the Criminal Code in response to domestic and family violence, to hold perpetrators to account.

Downsizing incentives needed for seniors

Tax incentives such as stamp duty exemption and quarantining the proceeds of the sale of the family home in the pension assets test would help older Australians needing to downsize their homes.

Prostheses over-priced in Australia

The Government’s review of private health insurance must prompt an overhaul of prostheses pricing and regulation.

Austrlaia Post stamps to cost $1

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission does not to object to a draft proposal from Australia Post to introduce a basic postage rate of $1 from January 2016.

Disaster assistance for South Australia

Joint Commonwealth-State disaster assistance is available in response to the Pinery fire in the lower mid-north region of South Australia that commenced on 25 November 2015.

Webstercare wins ICT aged care industry award

Medication management systems company Webstercare took the top prize of ICT Innovative Company of the Year 2015.

Tribute to VIC Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia (VVAA) Victorian Branch and the Victorian Government are cooperating to give veterans the tribute they deserve.