Involving older people in aged care education

A new research project aims to develop a resource to help older people share their experiences of ageing with those who are training to work in the aged care sector.

Census reveals the ‘typical’ Australian

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a preview of the key characteristics that make the ‘typical’ Australian in 2016, highlighting Australia’s diversity.

Don't be a car crash bunny this Easter

Police officers across Australia will be out in force over the Easter long weekend working to keep us accident free but road safety is ultimately every drivers personal responsibility.

Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun

Those suffering from dysphoria—feeling unhappy and experiencing elevated depressive symptoms—respond to positive experiences with a marked reduction in their depressive mood.

Ombudsman reports on Centerlink robodebt program

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has released a critical report into the Government’s Centrelink debt recovery program - ‘robodebt’ - calling for its evaluation before it is expanded.

Ultrasound plus drug target Alzheimer’s

Non-invasive ultrasound improves the delivery to the brain of a therapeutic antibody targeting Alzheimer’s disease in mice.

Critical threat to blood supply

Australia still needs 1,000 people to give blood this Easter long-weekend to avoid a shortage of blood.

Two thirds of renters lack contents cover

A Brotherhood of St Laurence discussion paper is looking at ways the not-for-profit sector could help boost insurance coverage for those on low incomes.

AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card 2017

The AMA is urging consumers to do their homework before purchasing or changing their private health insurance (PHI) policies.

Aged care survey provides valuable insight into workforce

The peak body for the age services industry in Australia, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), has welcomed findings from the 2016 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey.

Nursing shortage predicted to impact an ageing world

In recent years, some governments have focused their attention on the allocation of resources for their ageing population. Yet little attention has been paid to the labour force who will care for them.