Equal Pay agreement an historic step

Australia's peak community and social services body has welcomed the agreement between the Australian Services Union and the Australian Government in the Equal Pay Case.

Government to address social and community services sector pay gap

Australian Services Union Assistant National Secretary Linda White said community workers applauded the leading role the Prime Minister had taken in seeking to deliver pay increases sought by the sector in the Equal Pay test case before Fair Work Australia.

Retirement planning made easier

Working out how much money you will have for each year of your retirement has been made easier with the launch of a new online MoneySmart tool.

Protecting the vulnerable from inappropriate lending

Financial counsellors met the Federal Government in St Albans to discuss problems with payday loans and how to help people avoid spiralling debt.

Better health cover decisions with new tool

The growing number of Australians covered by private health insurance will find it easier to make informed choices about their level of cover with a handy new government on-line tool.

Tasmania says thank you to SES Volunteers

The Minister for Police and Emergency Management, David O’Byrne, today paid tribute to Tasmania’s dedicated emergency service volunteers, as part of National SES Week.

Great Lakes, popular choice for the over 65's

Almost one in three residents of the mid-north community of Great Lakes, New South Wales is over 65 years of age, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

PIMCO clients forecast low growth world economy

Pessimism about the outlook for global growth has significantly worsened since March, according to a semi-annual survey of institutional clients by leading global investment management firm.

Retirement savings system the most sustainable in the world

The pressure on governments across the globe to reform their pension system have been illustrated in the new Pension Sustainability Index (PSI).

Living well beyond breast cancer forum – Adelaide area

More than 400 women from around Adelaide will gather on Friday 11 November, 2011 to attend BCNA's  free, Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer Forum.

SES volunteers to paint the town orange

Perth’s landmark Bell Tower will play host to a towering test to showcase the skill of State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers for the launch of Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW).

World-first app to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Australia, has announced a world-first app as the latest digital tool in the global fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Dental funding should target those in genuine need

The Greens Denticare scheme would be infective in providing long-term solutions to the needy, including older Australians.

Technology helps older people to live at home longer

Vulnerable Queenslanders can now trial a wide range of technology to help them to live independently with the opening of a technology display centre at Newmarket.

More support for people with a disability in South East QLD

Forty-four people with a disability in will be able to live more independently in new Community Enablers office in Bowen Hills.

Sydney unveils jolly Christmas celebrations

Christmas in Sydney this 2011 will be bigger than ever with 28 Christmas trees, thousands of sparkling lights and many concerts.

Veranto lifestyle assistance changes with challenge

Oakdale Services Tasmania, now called Veranto is adapting to challenges and opportunities in the disability services sector.

More seats on Brisbane bus routes 100 and 180

Brisbane's southern suburbs are getting more buses as part of a major improvement package for the outer suburbs from November 2011.

Victoria turns orange for National SES Week

Parliament House has joined a number of iconic Melbourne landmarks that turn orange in recognition of State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers across the country.

Improving the Taxation of Trust Income

Exposure draft legislation that will increase certainty for trustees and beneficiaries of approximately 660,000 trusts released.

Breaking homelessness in Alice Springs

A 28 unit $7.4 million dollar transitional housing facility has been completed and will begin operation in March 2011 as part of the Alice Springs Transformation Plan.