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.

Assisted dying laws for terminally ill VIC patients

An independent group of experts set up by the Victorian government has delivered its final report outlining 66 recommendations for how voluntary assisted dying would work in the state.

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.

Dementia friendly rural communities project

A La Trobe University aged care research centre will receive $1.7 million in Federal Government funding to improve dementia care in rural communities.

2017 Global Retirement Index

The United States fell three places to No. 17 among 43 countries in the 2017 Global Retirement Index, published today by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Half of cancer survivors hit by rising financial stress

Cancer Council Australia has called for transparency from healthcare providers to help patients anticipate costs and weigh up their options, as well as better targeting of financial assistance.

More safety for rock fishers and boaters in NSW and Southern QLD

A new weather warning issued for the first time this week is aimed at enhancing the safety of rock fishers, boaters and swimmers in and around coastal waters.

Tea lowers risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes

There is now even more reason to enjoy a cup of tea with a new review of existing research showing the humble cuppa can help prevent diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.

Violence against nurses highest in aged care

Queensland nurses and midwives are experiencing increased violence in public, private and aged care facilities.

Retirement is not so super for women

Australia’s compulsory superannuation system is failing women who are retiring with around half as much superannuation (53%) as men.

Grants to build age-friendly WA communities

Experts in building age-friendly communities will today join Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing Dr Jane Barratt to discuss opportunities for Western Australia's aged.

NT seniors concessions overhaul

The Northern Territory Government has commenced action to review all aspects of the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme with the launch of public consultations.

Taxi Subsidy Scheme to be reinstated for QLD NDIS

The Queensland Government will reinstate the Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.

Welfare website overhaul

The Federal Government is overseeing changes to the Department of Human Services website to make it simpler, clearer and faster.

Low cost, low cover private health policies rising

An ACCC report into the private health insurance industry released today has found that affordability of private health insurance remains a significant concern for consumers.

National Allergy Strategy training for food service industry

Following an alarming rise in episodes of anaphylaxis, a online food allergy training and education program has been launched for those working within the food services industry.

Regional carers struggle compared to city dwellers

Carers in regional and rural Australia are finding it even harder than those in the city to access many forms of support.

VIC Government supporting Men's Sheds

The Victorian Government has invested more money into supporting two more Men's sheds in Nagambie Lakes and Wodonga.