New Aged Pension rates

The Department of Human Services has released new Aged Pension rates effective as at 20 March 2016.

Veterans pensions set to increase

Veteran pension payments will increase in March in line with the biannual indexation process.

New tax stats – highest and lowest income areas

Australia’s highest earners, richest and poorest postcodes have been revealed with the ATO releasing Taxation statistics 2013-14.

SA residential park legislation review

The Government has released a discussion paper which aims to increase long-term security in residential parks for low-income South Australians and retirees.

Senate Report into the Mental Health of Defence Force Members and Veterans released

The Senate Reference Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s report into the mental health of ADF members and veterans has been released for the Government's consideration.

Age no barrier to active living in NSW Seniors week

A music concert, guided walking tours, comedy debate and free entry to all the City of Sydney’s aquatic and fitness centres are some of the activities available to Sydney’s older citizens during Seniors Week.

Safe phones for domestic violence victims

The Federal Government is providing $2.5 million to the WESNET to distribute smartphones, and provide training to frontline services to help domestic violence victims understand how to use their smart phone safely.

ACT mature age workers Expo

A new expo providing mature age workers in Canberra with a one-stop-shop for planning their future is to support older people in June.

3D ‘dementia-friendly home’ app to assist carers

A 3D Dementia-Friendly Home app for tablets has been launched by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic today to provide carers with ideas to make their home more accessible for people living with dementia.

More than 9000 responses to QLD’s age-friendly survey

The Queensland Government is closer to a more age-friendly community, after receiving more than 9,000 responses to a public survey which closed last week, as part of a new seniors strategy.

ACS: Austrlaia's ICT skills mix must change

The Australian Computer Society – Australia’s ICT sector association - has launched its 2016 “Australia’s Digital Pulse” report showing more women and older workers are needed in the sector.

High daily coffee consumption may lower MS risk

Drinking a lot of coffee every day—more than 900 ml (30 fluid ounces) or around six cups—is linked to a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis.

Recommendations on unnecessary medical tests and treatments

The Choosing Wisely Australia® campaign has today released 61 recommendations of tests, treatments and procedures that may not be necessary and could cause harm to Australian patients.

Here’s looking at: ‘Whistler’s Mother’

What is the purpose of a painting’s title? Most often it is to identify the subject, set the scene, allude to possible meanings or indicate a framework for understanding.

Community Law funding cuts challenged

Community lawyers will meet in Canberra today to brief Parliamentarians about the work of Community Legal Centres (CLCs) and call for action to help people missing out on legal help.

Smartphone app to reduce suicide deaths

Suicide is now the greatest killer of Australians aged 15 to 44 and is responsible for a high death rate among older men.

Suicide rate driven by men aged 40 to 44

Men depressed as adolescents in the 1990s have carried their suicidality with them into middle age, driving the highest suicide rate in 13 years, said mental health commissioner Ian Hickie.

Dance your way to a healthy heart

A world first study has found people over the age of 40 who participate in dancing almost halve their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

$1million in Indigenous Stolen Wages handed back

The Queensland Government’s Stolen Wages Scheme has made $1 million in reparations payments to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who had been robbed of their wages.

Free travel for seniors during ACT Seniors Week

Seniors Card holders can travel for free on ACTION buses during ACT Seniors Week 2016, from Saturday 12 March to Sunday 20 March 2016.

Mobile phone travel bookings quadruple

The number of Australian travellers who booked any part of their last holiday via mobile internet last year (511,000 people) was more than four times the number who booked by this method in 2011.