Health insurance average increase of 5.59 per cent from 1 April 2016
The smallest increase was the Doctor's Health Fund Pty Ltd at 3.76 per cent and the highest was CUA Health Fund Ltd 8.95 per cent.
Report on protecting QLD seniors from financial abuse
Older Queenslanders to have greater financial protection as the Queensland Government starts action on recommendations from an inquiry into the financial risks and concerns faced by seniors.
Commencement of ACT Mental Health Act
The new Mental Health Act 2015 has come into in effect, giving those in the ACT living with mental illness greater opportunities to contribute to decisions on their treatment, care and support.
The aged care workforce of the future inquiry
Care for older Indigenous Australians, along with education and recruitment for aged care workers should be key issues for the current Senate inquiry.
Reviewing laws to better recognise NSW carers
Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka has encouraged people to have their say on laws created to better recognise the more than 850,000 carers in New South Wales.
Need for aged care and Oral Health Professionals integration
Australia’s Oral Health Professionals national peak body has called for better integration and utilisation of their members into aged care facilities and the sector overall.
Hepatitis C cures available today on the PBS
Hepatitis C sufferers will today get access to publicly-subsidised medications that could eradicate the deadly and debilitating disease within a generation.
Insurers take car buyers for a ride
ASIC is calling on insurers to significantly improve consumer outcomes following the release of two reports into add-on insurance products commonly sold to consumers when purchasing cars.
Consulate cases on the rise as Aussies get in trouble overseas
The number of Aussies heading overseas has almost doubled over the last nine years, with 4.3 million people leaving the country in 2006, compared to 8.2 million in 2015.
Antibiotics may relieve low back pain caused by infection
It is estimated that four in five Australians will experience low back pain during their lifetime the leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment options are limited.
Study on impact of art on dementia
A collaboration between the Brain and Mind Centre, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW will lead a study on the impact of art on people living with dementia.
Income stress in older women linked to frailty
Money might not guarantee happiness, but it could buy you physical health in older age, new University of Queensland research shows.
Medicinal cannabis legislation passes Parliament
Parliament has passed legislation permitting Australian patients to access a safe, legal and reliable supply of medicinal cannabis products for the management of painful and chronic conditions.
SA jury duty available for people aged over 70
The South Australian Government will move to allow people over 70-years-old to sit on juries in South Australia.
Safeguarding older Australians from abuse
Today, the Federal Government has taken steps to put the rights of older Australians on the national agenda by initiating an inquiry into elder abuse.
Estate duties part of the tax debate?
The Australia Institute has released a paper, Surprise Me When I’m Dead: Revisiting the Case for Estate Duties.
Longer, healthier lives are possible
A Stanford analysis shows how to enhance longevity and well-being through healthy living, financial security and social relationships.
Paleo diet increases weight gain
A new study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications.
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