Pensioners fighting back

The Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition has stepped up its campaign to protect living standards for older Australians by heading to Canberra to meet with Federal MPs and Senators.

Six DIY injuries to watch out for

Aussies love their DIY – fuelled by the huge range of home renovation shows on our small screen, from ‘The Block’ to ‘Grand Designs’, there are DIY strategies to cover any taste and budget.

Older women in an emerging elderly underclass

Older women are increasingly at risk of homelessness in NSW after inaction by both major parties which has led to a private housing market that is excluding older women.

Product recall - Target Easter chocolate products

Target Australia Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of various chocolate Easter products.

New NSW energy rebates promised

The NSW Government’s announcement of new and increased energy rebates for low-income and vulnerable people is a welcomed promise.

Research into alleviating stress faced by carers

A University of the Sunshine Coast research project is aiming to help families cope with the ongoing stress that follows the placement of elderly loved ones into aged care facilities.

Supporting mature aged workers in Canberra

Business leaders, experts in seniors issues and government representatives met today to discuss barriers to mature aged workers.

Grants of up to $60,000 to build VIC Men’s Sheds

Communities across Victoria may apply for grants to build a new Men’s Shed, following the release of $750,000 in funding by the State Government.

Pension increase - March 2015

Centrelink pensions and allowances will increase on 20 March 2015 in line with quarterly indexation.

One in eight sees a GP at least 12 times a year

More than one-third of Australians (35.3%) went to a GP six or more times in 2012–13, and those who went most often tended to be older and less wealthy.

Breast screening boost for TAS East Coast women

Breast screening services will this year return to Tasmania's East Coast towns of Bicheno and St Marys as part of maximising access to services in rural and regional areas.

Free App makes renting easier for VIC tenants

Victoria's Minister for Consumer Affairs, Jane Garrett, is encouraging Victorians to download a free renting app before signing a new rental agreement.

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.