Tuesday, 31st May, 2016

‘Absurd’ tale of two pensions

PEOPLE who go on the pension or Newstart allowance after September 20 will be paid less under budget changes that abolish carbon tax compensation for new pensioners.

The change, which has raised the ire of seniors’ advocates, means new single age pensioners will receive about $14 a fortnight less than people who are already on the pension.

Older jobseekers who claim the Newstart allowance will receive about $9 a fortnight… more

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Tuesday, 31st May, 2016

Allergen theory put to bed

PEOPLE with asthma and allergies are much more likely to be exposed to allergens in their living areas and outside than in their bedroom.

New… more