Legal victory for victim of James Hardie asbestos products

The first award of exemplary damages against James Hardie, in recognition of the reckless indifference the company showed to the lives of customers, has set a legal precedent.

NSW’s first Women’s Strategy development

The community can discuss the development of NSW’s first Women’s Strategy at one of the workshops being held across New South Wales.

SA launches age friendly strategy

South Australia has taken another step toward being a better place to age with the launch of the Age Friendly SA Strategy.

Emergency vouchers for NSW gas or electricity bills

The NSW Government has added 30 organisations to the scheme that provides emergency vouchers for gas or electricity bills.

Uluru Statement

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples from across Australia make historic Uluru Statement.

More Australians turning to weight loss surgery

With nearly two-thirds of Australian adults overweight or obese, weight loss surgery is becoming more common, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Mobilising Australia’s citizen scientists

$4.4 million in grants announced today will mobilise a league of enthusiastic ‘citizen scientists’ to assist Australia’s leading universities and scientific organisations with their research.

Over 9900 new residential aged care places announced

The Federal government has announced funding to give 9911 more older Australians access to residential aged care services.

New genetic variants associated with extreme old age

The search for the genetic determinants of extreme longevity has been challenging, with the prevalence of centenarians (people older than 100) one per 5,000 population in developed nations.

How we could make the retirement system more sustainable

Our current retirement system is simply not sustainable, as our population ages and life expectancy increases.

One-off payment for pensioners

The Federal Government has introduced legislation to provide 3.8 million people a one-off payment to help meet the cost of living.