Australians losing thousands in super fees

Australians with multiple superannuation accounts could be paying thousands in unnecessary fees every year.

Doctors determining financial capacity of elderly patients

Doctors need improved tools to test the capacity of elderly patients to manage their finances, University of Queensland research shows.

Health funds alliance

Not-for-profit and mutual health funds, making up more than a third of funds in the Australian health insurance market, have joined forces to tackle the ‘big two’ - Medibank Private and BUPA.

Eighty-year-old man assaulted

A man will appear in court over alleged offences including robbery, malicious damage and assault police, after he was arrested in Tamworth on 31 January.

Rebels nominee fined: illegal dog-breeding business uncovered

A man has been issued with fines totalling $12,700 after police found an illegal dog-breeding business while executing a search warrant in Sydney’s west.

Better end-of-life care

Aged care facilities across Australia will receive Federal Government funding to form collaborative links with palliative services to cater for our ageing and diverse population.

Victorian's to access Alzheimer's test drug

A Victorian patient with Alzheimer's disease has become the first in the world to be given a new drug that experts hope will revolutionise treatment for the most common form of dementia.

Caution on driveway dangers urged

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos today joined child accident prevention body, Kidsafe, to emphesise driveway safety.

QLD Hells Angels drug arrest

Queensland detectives from Task Force Maxima executed a search warrant at a Reedy Creek address and located a significant quantity of drugs and weapons.

Information services for older people needed

The National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) will soon shut its doors following the Federal Government’s decision to withdraw funding.

Diet and nutrition essential for mental health

Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health.

Both weight loss and weight gain linked with increased fracture risk

Both weight gain and weight loss in older (postmenopausal) women are associated with increased incidence of fracture, but at different anatomical sites, finds a study published in The BMJ this week.

New climate change projections

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology today released updated climate change projections for Australia for national and regional areas.

More air seats between Australia and China

Growth opportunities for Australia’s tourism industry are set to increase following the settlement of a landmark new air services agreement between Australia and China which starts immediately.

Australian of the Year Awards 2015

For the first time in the history of the Australian of the Year Awards, women have been awarded the top honour in all four award categories - Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year and Australia's Local Hero.

More realistic physical activity targets needed

Physical activity guidelines should focus on getting inactive people to do a little activity rather than strive for the entire population to meet the current target of 150 minutes of moderate activity a week

Tax: Are we paying our fair share?

The Australian Council of Social Service today released a new report on Australia's taxation system which examines how fair our tax is system currently.

Checklist to spot elderly patients most at risk of death

Australian doctors have come up with a checklist designed to spot elderly hospital patients likely to die within the next three months – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

SA Gaming blitz targets problem gambling

Adelaide gaming venues have been put on notice to abide by new responsible gambling regulations following a recent blitz by Consumer and Business Services.

Free whooping cough vaccine for Victorian parents

The Victorian Government will reintroduce free whooping cough vaccines for expectant parents and parents of newborns.

Australian holiday-goers get their culture fix

Whether it’s Le Louvre in Paris, the State Hermitage in St Petersburg, the British Museum in London or a quirky local museum in the Aussie outback, visiting art galleries and/or museums is a popular holiday pursuit.