Local and International Jazz to be Celebrated in Melbourne

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival will well and truly live up to its name in 2015 with artists from 10 countries set to perform alongside local stars in a 10-day celebration of jazz in all its forms.

Free trees for Sydneysiders

The City of Sydney will give away more than 1,000 trees to encourage Sydneysiders to green their community and increase the city’s urban canopy.

Screen Australia’s new Documentary Broadcast program

The first documentary round of the Broadcast program sees six projects receive over $2.7 million in grants and investment generating production close to $7.3 million.

Reversal of unclaimed monies law

The Australian Bankers’ Association has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to return the unclaimed monies regime to the original seven year period.

Mental health app for past and present military personnel

A new mobile phone app, High Res, launched to help serving and ex-serving ADF personnel manage stress and build their psychological resilience is available to download for free from the iOS app store and Android Google Play.

Extended palliative care services for QLD

Patients and their families have greater access to support because of an extension of Queensland’s palliative care helpline, PalAssist.

More seniors now surfing a new Web wave

You’re never too old to learn - and there’s plenty on offer for senior Australians who want to know how to work a computer and make the most of the health, entertainment and social benefits.

NT Senior Council to meet

The Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians (MACST) will meet in Darwin today at Parliament House, to provide valued advice to the Northern Territory Government.

Aged care service use in final years of life

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) looks at Australians’ use of aged care services towards the end of their lives.

Free travel for ACT seniors during Seniors Week

Seniors Card holders will receive free travel on ACTION buses during ACT Seniors Week 2015, from Saturday 14 March to Sunday 22 March.

Sydney housing costs drive older people north

Older people on low or fixed incomes are increasingly moving from Sydney to areas like the North Coast in the hope of obtaining affordable housing.

NBN scammers calling

The ACCC is warning consumers and businesses to watch out for scams relating to the National Broadband Network asking you for financial details or to buy equipment you don’t need.

Government proposals could erode quality of aged care

Charles Sturt University academic Dr Maree Bernoth is using this NSW Senior's Week to highlight proposed changes to government legislation she believes could erode the quality of residential aged care.

Debt is at an historic high

Australia's household debt is higher than any other advanced economy creating significant risk should there be an economic slump.

Dance study puts people with Parkinson’s on the front foot

Brisbane researchers have proven that a community dance program can improve the health and wellbeing of people living with Parkinson's disease.

Dementia-related wandering in residential aged care studied

People with dementia in residential aged care don't wander into harms way as often as carers and family fear.

Gallipoli 2015 passes in the mail

The wait is over for Australians attending Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli this year, with attendance passes starting to arrive in the mail.

Tony Abbott take your pension changes to an election

The Government’s attempts to index the Age Pension to CPI only is a cynical exercise in clawing back the $30-a-week increase granted by Kevin Rudd, says National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill.

Flying more accessible for people with disabilities

Virgin Australia has made it easier for people with a disability, who need to travel with a carer, to access lower airfares, following the resolution of a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW.

High-tech gas sensing capsules for better gut health

Researchers have developed high-tech gas sensing capsules that can send data from inside the gut direct to a mobile phone, opening new possibilities for diagnosis, treatment and health analysis.

Motorists lives at risk by driving on unsafe tyres

Australia’s knowledge of tyre safety has been rated as terrible, with motorists putting lives at risk by driving on dangerous tyres.