China’s demographic challenges

When the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) decided to abolish the one-child policy in October 2015 it made headlines throughout the world.

IMF World Economic Update

The International Monetary Fund has released its downgraded revision of world economic growth for the next two years.

Top performing superannuation funds in 2015

SuperRatings has determined that the top performing superannuation balanced options median return for the year was a respectable 5.6%.

39,000 online cybercrime reports in 2015

The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) is continuing to boost law enforcements efforts to crack down on cybercrime.

Sydney adapting to climate

The City of Sydney’s new climate adaptation strategy outlines a plan to safeguard Sydney against the threat of soaring temperatures, worsening storms and rising sea levels.

Older adults macular degeneration and falls study

Brisbane area people over 65 with and without macular degeneration are wanted for a study examining the association between falls, fear of falling, and activity levels.

Experts speak out for older drivers

University of Queensland ageing experts have rejected calls for all older drivers to relinquish their licences.

62 people own same as half the world

The gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past year with 62 people now owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion of the world’s poorest, Oxfam reported - but others disagree.

Northern Tasmania hospice forum called

Members of the Tasmanian public are invited to attend a forum on Thursday 21 January 2016 to have their say on the feasibility of a Northern Hospice in Launceston.

Costco stores to capture over a million Aussies

Costco recently announced it will open three more of its membership only stores across Australia in 2016—Melbourne’s fourth, Sydney’s third, and Brisbane’s second.

Grants target older South Australians

Older South Australians are the focus of almost $900,000 worth of State Government Community Benefits grants.

Black lung disease debacle prompts QLD action

After the emergence of five cases of black lung disease, including amongst older former coal miners the Queensland Government has outlined the steps that it will take to address the broader issue.

Opal card top-up is a long stretch for seniors

The NSW Opal card public transport ticketing system is not ready for a paper tickets phase out because of inedaquate top-up facilities.

Seniors make the most of Adelaide Metro’s free public transport

A new study by the University of Adelaide is showing that the Government’s free public transport initiative for Seniors Card holders has been a huge success.

Beat the heat and stay healthy

With the mercury set to rise this week, it becomes important to take expert advice on staying healthy and safe in prolinged heat-wave conditions.

New Year resolution - create a better financial future

ASIC is encouraging people to start the New Year with some positive financial resolutions since only about two in five have a short-term financial plan, and only a quarter of those surveyed have a long-term plan.

Social security agreement with India

A new social security agreement between Australia and India is now in force, making retirement easier for residents of both countries.

Aged care sector workforce inquiry

The Senate has referred an aged care sector workforce inquiry to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for the production of a report which is to address its terms of reference.

Working group on affordable housing

The Commonwealth Government will establish a working group to investigate innovative ways to improve the availability of affordable housing.

Health insurance option proposed

Consumers frustrated by the confusion and uncertainty of choosing the right health insurance policy could gain buying power under a reform proposed by the Consumers Health Forum.

Remembering killed Vietnam veterans

Vietnam Veterans who died in the service of their country will be remembered at a poignant commemoration in February as part of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and the Vietnam War.