Wednesday, 24th January, 2018

Former Brisbane mayor leaves millions to assisted dying campaign

THREE weeks out from the first sitting of the new Queensland parliament, all 93 members have been asked to think and talk with their constituents about assisted dying.

The request comes from beyond the grave - a clause in the will of former Brisbane lord mayor Clem Jones left $5 million to influence euthanasia reforms in Australia.

Mr Jones was lord mayor from 1961-75 and died in late 2007.

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Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

Village life much more than bowls and bingo

WHETHER its djembe drumming or deep sea fishing that rocks your boat, residents of retirement villages and lifestyle communities are keeping busy with a raft of different activities.

Living alongside other retirees doesn’t have to mean your only options are bowls and bingo.

Recent figures from the Property Council’s Retirement Census show retirement village residents like to be active. Just over 90 per cent of villages in Australia have a… more