INITIATIVES focused on relationship support ignore rising divorce rates among older people. Divorce rates among over-60s continue to increase in Australia and across the western world, with 18 per cent of Australians calling it quits after more than 20 years of marriage in 2011 compared with 13 per cent in 1990.
DAVID Holleran has achieved his dream of being the first person to run across all 14 deserts in Australia. The 58-year-old finished his 688km ultra-marathon across the Great Victorian Desert – Australia’s largest – in 10 days and four hours.
BANKS and financial advisors are the winners after the Federal Government struck a last-minute deal with cross-bench senators from the Palmer United Party to pass controversial Future of Financial Advice reforms, which will significantly water down consumer protections.
PARADISE Point’s Maggie Storey is tickled pink to be donning the green and gold to represent Australia in a sport she took up 35 years ago as “something all the family could do together”. Maggie is part of the over-35 water skiing contingent competing at the world championships in Florida in early October.