Help for people affected by adoption

The Benevolent Society's Post-Adoption Support Queensland (PASQ) is running a series of workshops for people affected by adoption at the Gold Coast, as well as a retreat in Brisbane.

QLD referendum for fixed four-year parliamentary terms

The Queensland Government has requested the Governor's approval to issue the writ for a referendum for fixed four-year terms for Queensland’s Legislative Assembly.

Grandparents help families save billions on childcare

A study released by Australian Seniors Insurance Agency shows grandparents are easing the financial burden of childcare within families, by working on average two days a week as unpaid caregivers.

Old seniors more likely to drive than juniors

Australians aged 80-plus are now more likely to drive than 18-24 year-olds, the latest national data from Roy Morgan shows.

Mid 40degrees weekend heatwave forecast for WA

Severe to extreme heatwave conditions are expected for Perth, southwestern and inland Western Australia leading into the weekend and early next week.

Prostheses pricing reform needed

The Australian Government will look to make medical devices ranging from pacemakers to pins and plates more affordable and accessible for patients.

Report into QLD electricity pricing

The Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) has released its Electricity Pricing Inquiry Draft Report.

NT Seniors Expo 2016 set to run

Seniors’ advocacy organisation COTA NT will receive a $10,000 Community Benefit Fund grant from the Norhtern Territory Government to hold its second annual Seniors Expo later this year.

WA Men's Shed Association grants

Support services for men in Western Australia will be bolstered by $225,000 in State Government funding for the Wwestern Austrlaia's Men's Shed Association over the next two years.

NT draft Guardianship of Adults Bill consultation

New legislation to reform and modernise adult guardianship in the Northern Territory was released for public consultation today.

WA improvement grants for aged care services

Western Australian aged care organisations are invited to apply for one-off grants aimed at helping older people living in regional towns, remain independent and engaged in their community.

2,500 Census Area Supervisors needed across Australia

Are you a good communicator, care about your community, and have strong project and people skills? If you answered yes, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is keen to hear from you.

NSW GST plan benefits higher income earners

The NSW Premier Mike Baird’s revised proposal to increase the GST would leave low and modest income earners worse off, paying more of their income in GST.

New domestic violence funding for Gladstone QLD

Victims of domestic and family violence in Gladstone and surrounds will have access to greater support with an extra $3.7 million in funding over five years announced for local services.

VIC Police investigate Moe shooting

Latrobe Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating after a man was shot in the chest in Moe this morning.

More information needed from Private Health Insurers

The Minister for Health Sussan Ley has asked all Private Health Insurers to provide additional information regarding possible premium increases which they have requested for 2016.

Barwon Heads plane crash

Police have confirmed that four people were on board a plane that crashed near Barwon Heads in Victoria yesterday afternoon.

Ageing the bigger picture - photo contest results

Photocrowd in parthership with the British Society of Gerontology have released the winners of their international photo competition focussing on the exploration of the complexities of ageing.

Dementia drug improves Parkinson's symptoms

Scientists in Bristol have discovered that a commonly prescribed dementia drug could hold the key to helping prevent debilitating falls for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Take action now ahead of storms

The State Emergency Service (SES) is asking residents to take action now to minimise the effects of potentially severe storms across the weekend.

SA multi-patient ‘Ambus’ to hit the road

Australia’s first ambulance bus, which can be used to treat 12 patients at a time, has been launched in Adelaide.