New NT seniors abuse resources
The Northern Territory Government is providing $300,000 for a range of jobs and initiatives that will improve awareness and offer resources for those suffering from elder abuse.
Bank-owned super funds falling short
Independent data on Australia’s superannuation funds shows that the performance gap is widening between not-for-profit industry super funds and for-profit bank-owned super funds.
Queenslanders encouraged to use electricity rebates
Treasurer and Acting Minister for Energy Curtis Pitt is encouraging eligible Queenslanders to make full use of the many concessions and rebates on offer to help with cost-of-living pressures.
Balance urged in cancer screening to avoid health pitfalls
Experts have called for a rethink of cancer screening in the light of improved understanding of the complications and consequent poorer outcomes that can result from overdiagnosis of some cancers.
Aged care charities report released
Australia’s aged care charities employ more than 170,000 people, according to new a report released by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
Super balances of retirees increasing, but females still lag
Superannuation balances have increased over the last nine years, but the progress of female intending retirees’ balances is slow resulting in balances still well below that of males.
Third person self-talk can help control emotions
The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you would use for first-person self-talk.
Walking the dog boost physical activity
Taking the dog out for a walk may boost older people’s physical activity levels—whatever the weather.
New push for better mental health outcomes for older people
The mental health and wellbeing of older Australians is being compromised by a lack of understanding of their needs and the limited availability of specialist services.
Korean War Veterans remembered
Today, the nation remembers those Australians who served in the Korean War, on the 64th anniversary of the 1953 Armistice agreement.
Consumer Ministers to consider retirement villages
Retirement villages and recent allegations of unfair practises will be discussed at a meeting of Federal, State and Territory Consumer Affairs Ministers.
Jet-setting Australians plagued by travel sickness
New research shows that Australian travellers are losing precious holiday time as they’re not aware of the health risks associated with travel.
This Girl Can campaign launching in Victoria
Health promotion foundation VicHealth is seeking Victorian women to feature in a new local version of the world-renowned This Girl Can campaign to improve the health of women across the state.
Superannuation system reforms
The Federal Government will introduce legislation to give Australians more control over their superannuation providers and strengthen the prudential framework.
Takata car airbags recall
The Federal Government is demanding answers from vehicle manufacturers about their program to recall vehicles which include potentially faulty Takata airbags.
Last days for NT ICAC submissions
The Territory Labor Government is urging Territorians to have their say on the proposed Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) before submissions close this week.
Increased concessional car parks at QLD hospitals
The State Government will fund up to $7.5 million over the next four years to make an extra 100,000 free and discounted car parking spaces available at public hospitals each year.
Public Federal corruption hearings more effective
New research released by the Australia Institute shows that a federal ICAC may not be effective in exposing or investigating corruption and misconduct unless it holds public hearings.