Reviewing laws to better recognise NSW carers

Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka has encouraged people to have their say on laws created to better recognise the more than 850,000 carers in New South Wales.

Need for aged care and Oral Health Professionals integration

Australia’s Oral Health Professionals national peak body has called for better integration and utilisation of their members into aged care facilities and the sector overall.

Hepatitis C cures available today on the PBS

Hepatitis C sufferers will today get access to publicly-subsidised medications that could eradicate the deadly and debilitating disease within a generation.

QLD Seniors Week 2016 subsidy applications open

Applications for Queensland Seniors Week subsidies of up to $1000 close 31 March 2016.

Social housing first for tenant in Berrimah NT

Maureen and Murray Smart are two of the first tenants set to move into a social housing head lease apartment in Berrimah. They received the keys on their 30th wedding anniversary.

Insurers take car buyers for a ride

ASIC is calling on insurers to significantly improve consumer outcomes following the release of two reports into add-on insurance products commonly sold to consumers when purchasing cars.

Kochie’s 4 week Money Makeover course

An online course that could change the financial future of Australians begins this Monday 29 February.

Consulate cases on the rise as Aussies get in trouble overseas

The number of Aussies heading overseas has almost doubled over the last nine years, with 4.3 million people leaving the country in 2006, compared to 8.2 million in 2015.

Dependence, decrepitude and death: how long is too long a life?

In 2100, I will be 117 years old, and my younger sisters will be 112 and 107. According to the Cambridge academic, Peter Laslett, we can now live to such ages.

Antibiotics may relieve low back pain caused by infection

It is estimated that four in five Australians will experience low back pain during their lifetime the leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment options are limited.

Study on impact of art on dementia

A collaboration between the Brain and Mind Centre, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW will lead a study on the impact of art on people living with dementia.

Income stress in older women linked to frailty

Money might not guarantee happiness, but it could buy you physical health in older age, new University of Queensland research shows.

What is elder abuse and why do we need a national inquiry into it?

Attorney-General George Brandis has announced an inquiry into laws and frameworks to safeguard older Australians from abuse.

Does eating chocolate improve your brain function?

Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favourite vices into a health benefit. This week, the news headlines tell us “eating chocolate improves brain function” and that it “could help protect against normal age-related decline”.

Will house prices 'collapse' if negative gearing is changed?

Gavin Wood, RMIT University

There is much confusion about the effects of Labor’s tax proposals with respect to investors in rental housing. They propose to grandfather existing arrangements.

NSW Medical cannabis trial for chemo patients

The third New South Wales medicinal cannabis clinical trial, which will involve patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting has been announced.

NRMA launches car reviews on best cars

The NRMA has gone live with Best Cars- a car review website launched in conjunction with the announcement of the winners of Australia’s Best Cars.

WA motorists covered in new Bill

The Western Austrlian Government has introduced legislation to ensure all motorists will have insurance cover for catastrophic injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes.

QLD to join national road injury insurance scheme

Queensland will soon join a new national road crash insurance scheme to fill a gap that has left some catastrophically injured motorists without cover for medical costs or ongoing care.

Medicinal cannabis legislation passes Parliament

Parliament has passed legislation permitting Australian patients to access a safe, legal and reliable supply of medicinal cannabis products for the management of painful and chronic conditions.

QLD seniors regional housing initiative

Elderly residents could avoid a move away from their home towns and be able to retire locally under a new Queensland Government initiative to build adaptable housing in regional communities.