Urgent Payments reform for welfare recipients

The Federal Government is reforming the way it manages Urgent Payments to break the cycle of debt and better support welfare recipients who find themselves under financial stress.

New pilot to streamline Disability Support Pension claims

New claimants for the Disability Support Pension will experience more streamlined assessment process.

Government to scrap Carbon Tax compensation

The Federal Government has reintroduced legislation to end compensation for the now defunct Carbon Tax by closing the Energy Supplement to new welfare recipients.

What causes Alzheimer’s disease? What we know, don’t know and suspect

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is an umbrella term used to describe general loss of memory, thinking skills and other day-to-day functions (such as cooking, paying bills, cleaning and even dressing).

Over 50s eligible for free, life-saving bowel cancer test

Australians who are over 50 are encouraged to participate in the free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Find out about your aged care options before you need them

A variety of aged care services and support options are available to help older people remain independent and enjoying life in their communities.

Intermittent fasting

The Dietitians Association of Australia says it sounds easy to eat very little for a couple of days, then eat whatever you’d like for the rest of the week, and lose weight…but does it work?

Good nutrition essential during winter

To help fight the flu this winter for more than 10,000 Queenslanders in need, Meals on Wheels, will deliver almost 500,000 nutritionally balanced meals to bridge the gap in many people’s diets.

Stroke Care Champion nominations open

The Stroke Foundation is seeking to uncover the inspirational unsung heroes making life better for Australia’s stroke community.

Funding to support food waste reduction

The Federal Government is supporting those on the front line of food rescue and food waste reduction with $1.2 million in funding under the Food Rescue Charities Program.

Government tries to slash incomes of poorest – again

ACOSS is urging Parliament to again stand up against the latest attempt by the Federal Government to cut the incomes of people who have the very least in the country.