Estate duties part of the tax debate?

The Australia Institute has released a paper, Surprise Me When I’m Dead: Revisiting the Case for Estate Duties.

Senate voting reform

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbul has announced proposed changes to the voting process for the Australian Senate, which will be introduced into the Parliament today.

Pathology payments bleeding taxpayers dry

The government could save up to $175 million a year by changing the way it pays for pathology testing and negotiating savings with industry, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

Longer, healthier lives are possible

A Stanford analysis shows how to enhance longevity and well-being through healthy living, financial security and social relationships.

Paleo diet increases weight gain

A new study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications.

SA Grants for Seniors applications now open

Community organisations can now apply for one-off State Government grants of up to $10,000 to help older South Australians engage with their local communities.

Australian Unity expands

Australian Unity is now one of the nation’s largest home care providers after finalising the transfer of Home Care Service of NSW (Home Care) from the NSW Government.

Advanced Australia: The Politics of Ageing

Mark Butler has produced an excellently researched book on one of the most pressing issues confronting Australia today.

Australians concerned about retirement

A new poll from The Australian National University (ANU) on ageing and money has found many Australians are worried about their retirement and ability afford a comfortable life after leaving the workforce.

New Baulkham Hills aged care development

Work on SummitCare’s new 180 bed residential aged care development in Baulkham Hills NSW is underway.

Variations in longevity across Europe

Wide and stubborn variations in longevity have persisted across Europe over the past 20 years, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

Medicare and Centrelink one-stop shops for Melbourne’s West

Two one-stop shops offering Medicare and Centrelink services under the same roof will soon open in Melbourne’s West.

Super funds off to a shaky start in 2016

Volatile market conditions continue to take their toll on superannuation funds, with the median Balanced Option down 2.1% in January.

New Aged care complaints translated resources

There is a new addition to the range of translated resources being offered by the Aged Care Complaints Commission.

$22.7 million lost to dating scams in 2015

Last year, 2,620 Australians reported losing almost $23 million to dating and romance scams to the ACCC.

Sydney community free BBQs

The City of Sydney is hosting a series of Good Neighbourhood BBQs this March and April, giving residents a chance to get expert safety advice while meeting neighbours.

New SA guide for managing electricity, gas and water costs

A comprehensive new reference guide will help South Australians to manage their utility costs and services.

New SA supported independent living apartments

Thirteen serviced independent living apartments in the Riverland, West of Adelaide, will provide a new residential option for seniors.

Group memberships after retirement linked to longer life

Membership of social groups, such as book clubs or church groups, after retirement is linked to a longer life, with the impact on health and wellbeing similar to that of regular exercise.

Australia's population at 24 million

Australia's population was expected to reach 24 million, at about 12:50am 16 February 2016, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) population clock.

Urinary incontinence can be a problem for women of all ages, but there is a cure

Urinary incontinence is urine leakage from a loss of bladder control that mainly affects women after childbirth. But it can happen to anyone. Around 37% of Australian women have some form of the condition compared to 13% of Australian men.