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Long-range plans needed for age-inclusive society

POLITICIANS need to present better long-range plans for an age-inclusive society, Council on the Ageing NSW chief executive Ian Day has said.

New age pension rates

SINGLE full rate age pensioners' fortnightly payments (including the pension supplement) rose to $860.20 following the regular indexation on March 20.

Hard road ahead - Pensioners of future will get $80 a week less

THE federal government’s fourth intergenerational report has foreshadowed a difficult road ahead for age pensioners while providing little detail about the ongoing cost of superannuation tax concessions.

Solicitor Bernard Kevin O'Donnell struck off for 'disgraceful and dishonourable conduct'

A SENIOR solicitor from Sydney's north shore who misappropriated thousands of dollars from an elderly client with dementia and charged him extortionate sums for simple favours such as driving to the beach has been struck off for "disgraceful and dishonourable conduct".  

ACCC joins international campaign on liquid laundry detergent capsule risks

WITH two deaths and over 16,000 ingestion cases reported every year worldwide the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, in partnership with international regulators, is urging care with the use and storage of laundry products so they don’t accidentally harm children.

Concern as Home Care handover nears

REGIONAL and Aboriginal home care clients remain concerned as the state government prepares for the next phase of its privatisation of Home Care NSW.

Trial scheme targets family relationships

A FEDERAL Government trial scheme aimed at helping strengthen family relationships and help couples get through tough times has been cut short due to lack of interest.

Woolworths inks deal with eBay to drive online sales

WOOLWORTHS hopes to cement its position as Australia's leading bricks and clicks retailer by joining forces with one of its biggest competitors, eBay.

Still a working man

With scientists telling us the latest batch of “seniors” are going to live longer, healthier lives, and governments pressuring us to stay working for longer – into our 70s if they have their way – how do you get a job “at your age” if you don’t already have one?

Seniors Minister an election promise fulfilled

NEW Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has fulfilled a promise on her first day in office, appointing a dedicated Minister for Seniors as part of her new cabinet and pared-down ministry team.


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