Funding to support food waste reduction

The Federal Government is supporting those on the front line of food rescue and food waste reduction with $1.2 million in funding under the Food Rescue Charities Program.

Government tries to slash incomes of poorest – again

ACOSS is urging Parliament to again stand up against the latest attempt by the Federal Government to cut the incomes of people who have the very least in the country.

Valium tablets recalled because of suspected tampering

A recall notice has been issued for all packs of valium following the discovery of potential tampering, which is being investigated by the police.

WHO adopts Global Plan for Dementia

The push for a National Dementia Strategy received renewed urgency today after the World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted a Global Plan of Action on Dementia.

Five eye beauty secrets from your optometrist

No matter what you’re packing in your makeup kit, bloodshot and puffy eyes are never beautiful.

QLD seniors get transport and household savings

More South-East Queensland seniors are saving on public transport and household expenses, with 200,000 combined seniors cards and go cards handed out to older commuters.

Women rely on the family home to support them in old age

Australian women don’t just trail men in total wealth, they also have less diverse asset portfolios.

Abused caregivers have double chance of poor health

Women who become caregivers after experiencing intimate partner violence face a double-whammy hit to their health, University of Queensland research shows.

New wound care manual

A new free wound care manual has been released to address critical gap in nurse education.

Call for mandatory screening to cut the risk of malnutrition in older people

Old age comes with many challenges, including concerning levels of malnutrition. The issue is particularly worrying among older people recently admitted to residential care.

Many older people in care die prematurely, and not from natural causes

Frail older people living in residential aged care services, often referred to as nursing homes or care facilities, die prematurely.

Banks take $8.7 billion in superannuation fees in 2016

The major banks collected nearly $9 billion in fees from Australian workers’ super nest eggs in 2016, new research by Rainmaker Information reveals.

Red Shield Doorknock 2017

This weekend, over 60,000 volunteers are aiming to raise $8 million in Australia’s biggest Doorknock – The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

Legal victory for victim of James Hardie asbestos products

The first award of exemplary damages against James Hardie, in recognition of the reckless indifference the company showed to the lives of customers, has set a legal precedent.

NSW’s first Women’s Strategy development

The community can discuss the development of NSW’s first Women’s Strategy at one of the workshops being held across New South Wales.

SA launches age friendly strategy

South Australia has taken another step toward being a better place to age with the launch of the Age Friendly SA Strategy.

Emergency vouchers for NSW gas or electricity bills

The NSW Government has added 30 organisations to the scheme that provides emergency vouchers for gas or electricity bills.

Uluru Statement

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples from across Australia make historic Uluru Statement.

More Australians turning to weight loss surgery

With nearly two-thirds of Australian adults overweight or obese, weight loss surgery is becoming more common, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Mobilising Australia’s citizen scientists

$4.4 million in grants announced today will mobilise a league of enthusiastic ‘citizen scientists’ to assist Australia’s leading universities and scientific organisations with their research.

Over 9900 new residential aged care places announced

The Federal government has announced funding to give 9911 more older Australians access to residential aged care services.