Holes in new Commonwealth dental investment
The Federal government’s recent announcement of “landmark reform” in dental funding has the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association (ADOHTA) wary of the new scheme causing more harm than good.
A Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians
A new, free guide designed to help protect the rights of older South Australians has been launched to today.
Justice Connect funded to provide free legal advice
NSW not-for-profit organisations that provide free legal help will be provided with $825,000 funding to allow them to better serve New South Wales' vulnerable.
Colgate to pay $18 million in court washup
The Federal Court has ordered Colgate-Palmolive to pay total penalties of $18 million for contraventions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (now called the Competition and Consumer Act 2010).
The world's first gluten-free barley beer
The world's first Aussie invented gluten-free barley beer to appear in German supermarkets.
Capital gains tax and negative gearing policies affordable?
Changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax would save the Commonwealth Government about $5.3 billion a year, according to a new Grattan Institute report.
Prescription monitoring to save lives
The Victorian Government will act to prevent the deaths of up to 90 Victorians over the next five years, from prescription drug overdoses with a real-time prescription monitoring system.
Loneliness and isolation linked to heart disease and stroke
Loneliness and social isolation are linked to around a 30 per cent increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease the leading causes of illness and death in high income countries.
TAS to act on cannabis for chronic illnesses
Specialist Medical Practitioners will be able to prescribe medical cannabis to Tasmanians with serious or chronic illnesses no later than 2017.
Federal public dental services funding doubled
The Federal Government will provide the largest Commonwealth investment in public dental services to ensure all children and adults with concession cards who need it most do not fall through the cracks.
WA Carers Strategy released
An online directory of services for Western Australia's 320,000 carers has been launched by the State Government, to achieve greater recognition and support for carers.
QLD war veterans encouraged to seek housing assistance
Income eligibility for the Bond Loan and Rental Grants programs will be expanded to include Veterans’ Affairs disability payments.
Monarchy delivers over £1 billion to UK economy
22 April 2016 marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.
Could over 40,000 cancers in Australia be prevented?
Minister for Health Sussan Ley today launched Check Your Cancer Risk, an interactive online tool to help people understand how lifestyle factors can contribute to their risk of cancer.
SilverSport to help WA seniors get active
Eligible West Australian seniors will be given financial help to join sporting clubs or attend seniors physical activity classes under an innovative program announced today.
Mature Australia Party launched
The Mature Australia Party was registered by the Australian Electoral Commission as a political party on 14 April 2016 with the intention of standing candidates in the coming Federal election.
Vietnam War Commemorative Grants allocated
More than $388,000 has been awarded to communities across Australia to honour Vietnam veterans under the Australian Government’s Vietnam War Commemorative Grants program.
Have your say on the NSW Ageing Strategy
The New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services has launched a Have your Say survey for the renewal of the NSW Ageing Strategy.
New guide to support carers
A new guide to help health professionals deliver improved support to those who care for someone with a mental illness has been launched today.
World-first blood test for Parkinson's
La Trobe University researchers have developed a world-first diagnostic blood test which could change the lives of people to be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
VIC Senior of the Year nominations called
The 2016 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards will feature a new award to celebrate and honour the outstanding work that organisations and business are doing to create age-friendly communities.
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