JobKeeper payment passes the Parliament

8 April 2020 marked the passage of unprecedented legislation to support the Federal Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment.

Jobkeeper legislation passes Parliament: businesses should get ready before they go

With the JobKeeper legislation pushed through Parliament on 8 April, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) cautions businesses thinking they should rush their JobKeeper application.

Welfare checks to ensure the wellbeing of Senior Australians

Welfare checks will be conducted on Senior Australians who have elected to defer aged care home services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is important

Fitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last year.

Support for Queenslanders with disability

Queenslanders with disability are being supported through the COVID-19 outbreak, with the Queensland Government and partner organisations working to ensure services remain available and key information is accessible.

Six recipes for an eggcellent heart healthy Easter

COVID-19 put Easter trips on ice for Aussie families, so the Heart Foundation has put together some heart-healthy recipes to help you enjoy eggcellent eating at home.

Need to coronavirus-proof finances

An alarming number of people have still not coronavirus-proofed their financial planning strategies, warns the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.

Aged care workers must get flu vaccination

Aged Care workers are being urged to get their flu vaccination now ahead of the season in a bid to protect themselves and the Senior Australians they care for.

Enlisting members for a Queensland “Care Army”

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland Chief Executive, Mark Tucker-Evans said the outpouring of community support for older and vulnerable Queenslanders in response to the COVID-19 is heartfelt and inspiring.

How coronavirus exposes the way we regard ageing and old people

The elderly have come to occupy a central place in our news bulletins these days. Headlines were quick to inform the public that the highest mortality rate from COVID-19 is in people aged 70 and over.

Australians 65 and older first to access influenza vaccine - FLUAD® Quad

Seqirus Australia welcomes the listing of FLUAD® Quad (Inactivated Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (Surface Antigen), Adjuvanted) on the 2020 National Immunisation Program (NIP), for adults aged 65 and older.

Parliamentary inquiry recommends voluntary assisted dying in Queensland

A long-running parliamentary inquiry into end of life related issues has recommended that a scheme to allow voluntary assisted dying is legislated in Queensland.

Hotel rooms pilot to protect WA rough sleepers from COVID-19

The Western Austrlaian Government is moving to protect some of the most vulnerable members of the WA community from the impacts of COVID-19.

Robodebts should be cancelled

After revelations that the government reportedly owes 450,000 people more than half a billion dollars in false robodebts, ACOSS calls on the government to immediately cancel all robodebts and refund the money plus interest.

JobKeeper payment to keep Australians in jobs

The Federal Government will provide a wage subsidy to around 6 million workers who will receive a flat payment of $1,500 per fortnight through their employer, before tax.

Protecting our ageing population from COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new virus, causing respiratory illness with flu-like symptoms such as dry cough, fever and aches and pains. But, unlike flu symptoms, which progress relatively quickly, the symptoms for COVID-19 may progress more slowly taking several days to get worse.

Aged care activities pause due to COVID-19

With considerable resources from the Aged Care sector and Government now required in the campaign to keep Senior Australians safe during the COVID-19 outbreak – several long term measures will be put on hold for at least six months.

Royal Commission statement on COVID-19

The Chair of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Hon G T Pagone QC, calls upon all in the Australian community, including aged care providers, to be vigilant about the many impacts of, and responses to, COVID19.

Intergenerational care practice may offer future career pathways

New career pathways in intergenerational care practice may be the way of the future according to Griffith University researchers.

Temporary licensing changes in place to help elderly and essential WA workers

The Western Australia Department of Transport is introducing several changes to its services to manage disruption arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

1 in 10 with epilepsy sustain serious physical injuries

Call to improve community awareness, support & response to seizures this Purple Day®