Consumer Ministers to consider retirement villages

Retirement villages and recent allegations of unfair practises will be discussed at a meeting of Federal, State and Territory Consumer Affairs Ministers.

Jet-setting Australians plagued by travel sickness

New research shows that Australian travellers are losing precious holiday time as they’re not aware of the health risks associated with travel.

This Girl Can campaign launching in Victoria

Health promotion foundation VicHealth is seeking Victorian women to feature in a new local version of the world-renowned This Girl Can campaign to improve the health of women across the state.

Nine things affecting whether you get dementia – and what you can do

Dementia is by no means an inevitable result of ageing. In fact, one in three dementia cases can be prevented, according to new findings published in The Lancet.

Superannuation system reforms

The Federal Government will introduce legislation to give Australians more control over their superannuation providers and strengthen the prudential framework.

Takata car airbags recall

The Federal Government is demanding answers from vehicle manufacturers about their program to recall vehicles which include potentially faulty Takata airbags.

Assisted dying laws for terminally ill VIC patients

An independent group of experts set up by the Victorian government has delivered its final report outlining 66 recommendations for how voluntary assisted dying would work in the state.

Last days for NT ICAC submissions

The Territory Labor Government is urging Territorians to have their say on the proposed Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) before submissions close this week.

Increased concessional car parks at QLD hospitals

The State Government will fund up to $7.5 million over the next four years to make an extra 100,000 free and discounted car parking spaces available at public hospitals each year.

Public Federal corruption hearings more effective

New research released by the Australia Institute shows that a federal ICAC may not be effective in exposing or investigating corruption and misconduct unless it holds public hearings.

Dementia friendly rural communities project

A La Trobe University aged care research centre will receive $1.7 million in Federal Government funding to improve dementia care in rural communities.

2017 Global Retirement Index

The United States fell three places to No. 17 among 43 countries in the 2017 Global Retirement Index, published today by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Half of cancer survivors hit by rising financial stress

Cancer Council Australia has called for transparency from healthcare providers to help patients anticipate costs and weigh up their options, as well as better targeting of financial assistance.

More safety for rock fishers and boaters in NSW and Southern QLD

A new weather warning issued for the first time this week is aimed at enhancing the safety of rock fishers, boaters and swimmers in and around coastal waters.

Tea lowers risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes

There is now even more reason to enjoy a cup of tea with a new review of existing research showing the humble cuppa can help prevent diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.

Violence against nurses highest in aged care

Queensland nurses and midwives are experiencing increased violence in public, private and aged care facilities.

Retirement is not so super for women

Australia’s compulsory superannuation system is failing women who are retiring with around half as much superannuation (53%) as men.

Grants to build age-friendly WA communities

Experts in building age-friendly communities will today join Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing Dr Jane Barratt to discuss opportunities for Western Australia's aged.

NT seniors concessions overhaul

The Northern Territory Government has commenced action to review all aspects of the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme with the launch of public consultations.

Taxi Subsidy Scheme to be reinstated for QLD NDIS

The Queensland Government will reinstate the Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.

Welfare website overhaul

The Federal Government is overseeing changes to the Department of Human Services website to make it simpler, clearer and faster.