Sizzling summer stats to mark warmer months

The first of December marks the start of a season of sunshine, swimming, sunscreen and sand for many in Australia. But, what do our statistics tell us about what we get up to?

Expo for aged care employment opportunities

IRT Group is holding a Careers and Learning Expo in Wollongong on Thursday 7 December from 10am to 3pm.

New cervical screening test starts today

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has welcomed the new Cervical Screening Test, which replaces the Pap test from today, 1 December, 2017.

Can exercise delay or avoid prostate cancer surgery?

Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers will investigate whether exercise can help men avoid invasive treatments, and the side effects, for prostate cancer with almost $600,000 in new funding.

Royal Commission – Banks and Financial Services

The Turnbull Government has been forced by its own members and the opposition into establishing a Royal Commission into the alleged misconduct of Australia’s banks and other financial services entities.

Is your property storm ready?

With storm activity ramping up, residents are being urged to prepare their properties now before severe weather hits.

Retirement villages approaching capacity

Occupancy of retirement villages in Australia is close to capacity, highlighting the forthcoming shortage of age appropriate housing for senior Australians in their local communities.

New aged care services for ATSI people

The Federal Government is providing more than $3 million in additional annual grant funding to deliver new and expanded residential aged care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote locations.

Excellence in Age Services Awards – nominations

Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), is calling for nominations for the inaugural LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards in 2018.

Legal Aid NSW’s free 2018 diary

The free 2018 Legal Topics for Older People Diary is packed with tips to help seniors understand their rights under the law.

Checklist promotes asbestos safety

A new tool has been launched to help home renovators better identify asbestos before any work gets underway.

Consumer rights in the sharing economy

When you buy from a platform where users can trade products or skills as a service, you have the same rights as you do when you buy from a shop in person or online.

VIC passes voluntary assisted dying laws

The Victorian Parliament has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses.

National Aged Care Advocacy Program

The Federal Government has launched a new, free nationwide support network to stand up for the rights of older Australians aged 55 and over.

Youi pays $164,000 for poor insurance sales practices

Youi has refunded 102 consumers approximately $14,000 in total, and will pay $150,000 as a community benefit payment to the Financial Rights Legal Centre's Insurance Law Service.

Stroke care divide costing lives

Inequalities in acute stroke care and services are costing lives and leaving thousands of Australians with unnecessary disability, according to a new Stroke Foundation Report.

Still doing fine at 104 years of age

Dot Devine turned 104 on Friday and celebrated her remarkable milestone at the Peninsula Villages Umina based facility with friends, family and staff.

Information sessions on rights for Sydney's older people

The City of Sydney’s community centres will this month host free information sessions for older people to learn more about their rights and available support services to protect them from abuse.

COTA measuring quality and consumer choice in aged care

COTA Australia is asking Australians their views about the quality of life and quality of care in aged care services.

Reducing power costs for Victorians

Almost three hundred thousand Victorian households will see their power prices reduced by up to 28 per cent in 2018.

National Domestic Violence Order Scheme

All Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs) issued in an Australian state or territory from 25 November 2017 are automatically recognised and enforceable across Australia.