Strike team to target organised crime gangs in SA

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and South Australia Police M inister Peter Malinauskas have announced a National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) Strike Team for South Australia to tackle outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Taking opportunities of an ageing population

Government, academia, business and the non-government sector have came together to discuss how NSW can seize opportunities created by an ageing population at a roundtable today.

Checking condom use in the over-50s

Investigations show that sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the over-50 age group and could surpass the infection rates of younger people because of the low use of condoms.

Thinking about getting the 2016 flu vaccine?

Up to one in ten adults and three in ten children are infected with influenza each year.

What we know and suspect about the causes of Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 Australians living with the disease.

Next generation of the $5 banknote

The Reserve Bank of Australia has released images of the new $5 banknote that will be issued into circulation from 1 September 2016.

How can we use foods as medicine?

At a time when food and nutrition information is at an all-time high, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there about food-based recommendations for wellness.

Murri court opens in Rockhampton

The first of 13 Murri Courts was formally launched in Rockhampton to reinstate diversionary court options for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Queensland.

Tapping the economic potential of SA’s ageing population

The State Government has commissioned the preparation of a Mature Economy Business and Jobs Strategy to explore the emerging economic potential of South Australia’s ageing population.

New support for VIC seniors

Victoria's Government today announced new initiatives to address loneliness and social isolation experienced by Victorian seniors and create more age-friendly communities.

SA suicide prevention grants

South Australia Health is encouraging SA organisations and individuals to apply for grants to deliver activities or projects that support suicide prevention in their local community.

Medicinal cannabis legalised in Victoria

Victorian patients and their families will be able to legally access medicinal cannabis in exceptional circumstances with the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015 passing the Parliament today.

NSW GoGet launches carshare vehicle for people with disability

GoGet carshare is planning transport for people with a disability, launching a fully accessible carsharing vehicle, with the support of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA).

Multiple sclerosis stopped in its tracks?

An international research team has demonstrated that a new plant-derived drug can block the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Avoidable early deaths costing Australian economy $15 billion annually

Investment in the physical health care of people with mental illness could recoup millions for the Australian economy says the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP ).

Fighting off the blues by Ageing Wisely

A Macquarie University study has found that involvement in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group program, called Ageing Wisely, can help elderly people fight off depression and anxiety.

National Seniors chief steps down

Michael O’Neill has announced he’s stepping down as National Seniors chief executive from the end of May.

New season flu vaccine available

A new four-strain flu vaccine, protecting against the Brisbane virus, is being made available for at-risk Australians for free from April.

ACT hearing impaired to receive smoke alarms

Specialised smoke alarms will be installed for free in the homes of deaf and hearing impaired Canberrans.

Australian Consumer Law review

The review of Australian Consumer Law (ACL) formally commenced on 31 March 2016 with the release of an Issues Paper.

Volunteers acknowledged at ACT national conference

Volunteering is a powerful force in shaping a community that makes all people feel welcome and valued.