NT Senior Council to meet

The Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians (MACST) will meet in Darwin today at Parliament House, to provide valued advice to the Northern Territory Government.

Aged care service use in final years of life

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) looks at Australians’ use of aged care services towards the end of their lives.

Free travel for ACT seniors during Seniors Week

Seniors Card holders will receive free travel on ACTION buses during ACT Seniors Week 2015, from Saturday 14 March to Sunday 22 March.

Sydney housing costs drive older people north

Older people on low or fixed incomes are increasingly moving from Sydney to areas like the North Coast in the hope of obtaining affordable housing.

NBN scammers calling

The ACCC is warning consumers and businesses to watch out for scams relating to the National Broadband Network asking you for financial details or to buy equipment you don’t need.

Government proposals could erode quality of aged care

Charles Sturt University academic Dr Maree Bernoth is using this NSW Senior's Week to highlight proposed changes to government legislation she believes could erode the quality of residential aged care.

Debt is at an historic high

Australia's household debt is higher than any other advanced economy creating significant risk should there be an economic slump.

Dance study puts people with Parkinson’s on the front foot

Brisbane researchers have proven that a community dance program can improve the health and wellbeing of people living with Parkinson's disease.

Dementia-related wandering in residential aged care studied

People with dementia in residential aged care don't wander into harms way as often as carers and family fear.

Gallipoli 2015 passes in the mail

The wait is over for Australians attending Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli this year, with attendance passes starting to arrive in the mail.

Tony Abbott take your pension changes to an election

The Government’s attempts to index the Age Pension to CPI only is a cynical exercise in clawing back the $30-a-week increase granted by Kevin Rudd, says National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill.

Flying more accessible for people with disabilities

Virgin Australia has made it easier for people with a disability, who need to travel with a carer, to access lower airfares, following the resolution of a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW.

High-tech gas sensing capsules for better gut health

Researchers have developed high-tech gas sensing capsules that can send data from inside the gut direct to a mobile phone, opening new possibilities for diagnosis, treatment and health analysis.

Motorists lives at risk by driving on unsafe tyres

Australia’s knowledge of tyre safety has been rated as terrible, with motorists putting lives at risk by driving on dangerous tyres.

Access your credit score free

CreditSavvy.com.au launches today, providing Australians with free access to their credit score and resources to understand and manage their credit reputations.

NSW Affordable Housing Fund

St Vincent de Paul Society has commended the NSW government’s promised investment in affordable and social housing.

World Consumer Rights Day

Consumers are being reminded of their marketplace rights, ahead of World Consumer Rights Day on Sunday 15 March.

Older age groups succumb to chronic disease

New information released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) presents the latest data on causes of death in Australia.

Boost needed in older workforce

Increasing the number of mature-age people in the workforce will be critical to Australia’s prosperity and its ability to fund public services in the future, Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker said.

Homeopathy – no evidence it treats health conditions

The NHMRC has released a statement concluding that there is no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions.

Affordability crisis needs real solutions

Speaking at an affordable housing forum in Sydney, ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie will call on Governments to improve housing affordability in Australia.