Income profile data for Australia

New data released today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals which regions most closely reflect the nation in terms of income profile.

New national approach to dementia support

The Australian Government has announced the next phase in a new national approach to programmes and services supporting people with dementia and their carers.

Young school children on the road again

Police will be out in force this week to ensure school kids have a safe start to the school year.

Elder relationship trial launched

Relationships Australia is launching a new counselling and mediation service to support families who need help negotiating the often complex issues related to aging.

Burke and Wills expedition National Heritage listing

The story of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition – and the crucial role of the Yandruwandha Aboriginal people who tried to help them – has been recognised as a defining moment in Australia’s history.

Australian of the Year 2016 recipients

Equality advocate and former Chief of Army, David Morrison AO, was named the 2016 Australian of the Year at a ceremony held on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra yesterday evening.

NSW social housing expansion

New South Wales will embark on a large scale social housing building program which will generate $22 billion in construction activity.

Some develop Alzheimer’s — and others don’t

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions, but there is no cure and no real test for the diagnosis until death, when the brain can reveal the amyloid plaques that are a telltale characteristic of the disease.

Seniors strategy consultation

The Queensland Government is undetaking broad consultation to help with the development of a new strategy for older people, called Queensland – an Age-friendly Community.

Elderly die in virus outbreak

Four elderly people belived to be in their nineties have died following a respiratory virus outbreak at an aged care hospital near Cairns in North Queensland.

Plea to maintain QLD outlaw bikie gang laws

At the last Queensland State Election the Labor party promised to repeal the LNP introduced anti bikie gang legislation – the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Laws.

Sydney residents e-waste recycled

Sydneysiders recycled 20 tonnes electronic waste in six hours last Friday at the City of Sydney’s latest e-waste collection day - keeping unwanted household items out of landfill.

Put safety first boating this Australia Day

Heading out on the water this Australia Day long weekend recreational boaters and fishers should check the weather before they go.

Can volunteering lead to better health?

Eric Kim from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health led the first study to look at a possible link between volunteering and health care use in older adults.

Study to help adults delay frailty and live independently longer

A study, involving researchers from the University of Birmingham aims to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.

Yoga benefits healthy ageing

Participation in yoga programs can improve balance, provide a safe and enjoyable form of exercise and may reduce the risk of falls for older Australians, researchers say.

Westpac pays for credit card limit increase practices

In response to ASIC action, Westpac has changed its lending practices when providing credit card limit increases to customers.

PSA testing guideline approved by NHMRC

Australian clinical practice guidelines on PSA testing and early management of test-detected prostate cancer have been agreed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Men’s Sheds get extra funding

The Victorian Government is allocating funding to stronger and healthier communities through $1 million in Men’s Sheds grants.

Millers Point sales deliver social housing

Sales of heritage housing in Millers Point has delivered the first 100 new social housing homes at Smithfield, West of Sydney, for 130 mostly aged and disabled tenants.

China’s demographic challenges

When the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) decided to abolish the one-child policy in October 2015 it made headlines throughout the world.