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Australia will have its own longevity centre to lead policy and research around productive ageing.

Hub trial attracts ‘lighter touch’

At least three of the 10 South Australian aged care providers chosen as part of an “innovation hub” to give operators greater independence in quality assurance and less regulation have failed accreditation standards in the past three years.

Care Leavers' historic UN move

THE Care Leavers Australia Network has addressed the United Nations seeking its support to urge the Australian government to create a national, independent redress scheme to compensate care leavers.

Memorial's 80th year

A COMMEMORATION service has marked the 80th anniversary of the Hyde Park Anzac Memorial Building in Sydney.

Abuse is not right in any language

A NEW film in multiple languages aims to educate culturally diverse communities about elder abuse. 

Red Cross – 100 years on

ONE hundred years of photographs, records and treasured objects from the Australian Red Cross national and Victorian archives and heritage collection have been donated to the University of Melbourne Archives.

Consumer watchdog fines cemeteries company

INVOCARE, Australia's largest operators of funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoriums has been fined $102,000 for allegedly making false and misleading statements to pre-pay customers.

Retired farmers top Landcarers

LANDCARE awards to two seniors should dismiss any residual thoughts that farmers are environmental vandals. That’s the firm view of retired dairy farmer Russell Fry, 69, from Malanda, who was named 2014 National Individual Landcarer at the annual awards for Australia’s biggest voluntary environmental movement.

Yes, you can learn new tricks

TOVE Vine would like naysayers at home in Queensland to know that she’s doing fine: better than fine, actually. She has just opened the twelfth Miss Tove’s English School in one of sprawling Guangzhou’s suburbs.

Anzac nurse lives on

THE diaries and letters of World War I nurse Sister Olive Haynes, recently translated to the small screen in the mini-series Anzac Girls, were first published in a book nearly 20 years ago. Now her daughter Margaret Young, 91, has published a third edition


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