VIC Retirement Housing Inquiry fails to provide access to justice

After six months the Victorian Government has responded to the Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector, conducted by the Victorian Legislative Council.

Three million switch banks

More than three million Australians have switched banks over the past three years with two-thirds finding it an easy process, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

Finishing aged care reform must be a top priority

COTA Australia, has welcomed the the Aged Care Legislated Review, which recommends changes needed to make Australia's aged care system fit for purpose over the next two decades.

Government urged to prioritise sustainability of aged care sector

Victorian aged care provider Benetas has urged government to continue considering some of the key recommendations to come from the Legislated Review into Aged Care 2017 report last week.

Rental stress creating a generation of baby boomer flatmates

The high cost of rent is forcing older Australians to opt for flat mates rather than renting on their own because renting is unaffordable for many.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapeutic Area User Guide review

A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapeutic Area User Guide (TAUG-PTSD) has been released for review.

Dementia publication sheds light on latest research

More than 400,000 Australians live with dementia and that number is expected to climb.

Veteran pensions increase

Veteran pension payments have increased in line with the biannual indexation.

United service stations across QLD launch 6 cent discount on E10 fuel

United Petroleum has announced that it has dramatically cut the price of all E10 fuel across Queensland for a limited time.

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner 2016-17 annual report

The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner’s 2016-17 annual report shows that more people are becoming aware of the service and raising their concerns.

Seniors more tech-savvy than we think

Older Australians continue to use 'new' banking technology, with CommBank data showing 50 per cent of customers over the age of 65 use ATMs.

New $10 banknotes enter circulation

The new $10 banknote enters general circulation 20 September 2017, and follows the release of the new $5 banknote last year.

Strict VIC political donation laws

The Victorian Government will introduce the strictest and most transparent political donation laws in Australia.

Siblings sharing caring for ageing parents

Caring for ageing parents is a very difficult task and can lead to some sensitive situations between siblings as they navigate the process.

CSIRO finds personality type diet derailers

In what is Australia’s largest diet and personality survey, food cravings were found to be one of the most common reasons diets get derailed.

Consumers lose out in funeral industry lacking competition and regulation

Consumers are often unnecessarily upsold on funerals due to a lack of information and real competition, in an industry that is fairly unregulated, new research finds.

Science spin prevalent, researchers warn

More than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilise practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that results are viewed more favourably.

Losing weight can reverse type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is generally perceived as progressive and incurable, but for many patients it can be reversed with sustained weight loss of around 15 kg, say experts in The BMJ.

VIC health system under flu surge pressure

Victoria’s entire health system is working together to tackle problems caused by one of its worst flu seasons.

Why people nearing the end of life need the same protection we offer children

Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Hip fractures in the aged could cost $1 billion

In 2016 there were close to 22,000 hip fractures in Australia alone with an estimated cost of $908 million.