WA Seniors Card applications go digital

Western Australia is to launch a dedicated website to make applications for Seniors Cards digital for the first time.

QLD to protect catastrophically injured road victims

The Queensland Government is considering options to implement the no fault National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS).

Vehicle lemon laws needed

A law academic says Australian consumers need new evidentiary laws to protect them against 'lemons' - defective new vehicles that require multiple repairs.

Victorians to reshape rental laws

The Victorian Government is encouraging the community to help shape rental laws relating to length of leases, terminations, and rent increases.

Fitness trumps fatness

A finding that cardio-respiratory fitness is more important than fat loss for people suffering so-called ‘Syndrome X’ has landed a Queensland researcher a New Investigator Award.

Age-friendly local government funding

More than 50 Western Australian local governments are being supported to becoming age-friendly, through the State Government's Age-Friendly Communities Grants Program.

Plan needed to fix broken budget

With the Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook expected before the end of the year, we need a plan and consensus on repairing the broken Budget, the Australian Bankers’ Association said.

Osteoporosis – cracking up older men

‘Movember’ is all about helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives.

Australians downgrading private health cover

Australians dumped or downgraded half-a-million ‘all-inclusive’ private health insurance policies last year as record numbers flocked to cheaper cover with exclusions and excesses.

Ladders risky for older men

It’s that time of year when we start spring cleaning and DIY jobs. The Department of Health and Human Services is urging older men to be mindful of ladder safety.

Mobile laundry for the homeless

Clean clothes are coming to people who are homeless in Sydney through a new mobile laundry service launched by the NSW Government.

New flu vaccine following high case season

Vulnerable Australians will get free access to protections against the flu in 2016 following another record number of reported cases in 2015.

Improving dementia support

The Federal Government will build a nationally consistent dementia support services following analysis released today that described a system with a “lack of consistency and coordination”.

Low income households could suffer under GST increase

An increase in the GST to fund income tax cuts will mean households on low and modest incomes would be significantly worse off than higher income households.

New aged care wing opens in Orange

Opal Aged Care has opened a new wing and refurbished home at its Cherrywood Grove facility, following an investment of $13 million.

New SA elder abuse campaign

A new public awareness campaign aimed at putting a stop to the abuse of older South Australians has been launched.

Crisis continues among older workers

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Willing to Work consultation has found that discrimination against mature-age workers persists widely amongst job recruiters.

Vision pass boosts travel accessibility

QLD commuters who are blind or have low vision will be able to travel more independently across the state with the Government introducing an upgraded permanent go access Vision Impairment Travel Pass.

Common prescription medicines cheaper over-the-counter

Many concessional patients with a prescription for medicines such as paracetamol and aspirin are paying two-to-three times retail prices than if they simply purchased them over-the-counter.

NSW Registered Nurses in aged care report

A report by the Legislative Council Standing Committee tabled in the NSW Parliament on 29 October 2015 recommended that RNs be on duty in residential aged care at all times.

Faecal transplants show promise

The use of faecal transplants to treat severe infections has rapidly become the treatment of choice.