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Rising rents creating a ‘time bomb’ of homelessness for older Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  Homelessness among people over 55 is rising faster than any other age group There has been a 37 per cent increase of older people using homelessness services since 2013, according

Report finds people with disability ‘aren’t getting a fair go’

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  People with disability are four times more likely to experience high psychological distress than other Australians, according to new research. The Australian Institute of Health

Aussie veterans left sleeping rough

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  Australian defence veterans using homelessness services are twice as likely to be sleeping rough compared to non-veterans seeking specialist support, new data shows. A report

Progress made on closing the vision gap for Indigenous Australians

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  Australia has made strong progress closing the eye health and vision gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but there is still a long way to go, new research shows.  The

High Needs Indigenous Patients Waiting Too Long for Services

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  Indigenous people with “high” health needs had to wait too long for some services, says an annual snapshot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations. The Australian

Australians Struggling to Achieve Work-Life Balance Says AIHW Report

Luke Michael, Friday, 20th October 2017 -  Australians are struggling to achieve a work-life balance, ranking in the bottom third of OECD countries for working longer hours, according to a new report by the Australian Institute

200,000 on Social Housing Waitlist

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 2nd June 2016 -  Almost 200,000 Australians are on the waiting list to access social housing and the number of available homes has barely increased from the previous year, according to a new report.

Health Gap Widens Between Australians with Disability and those Without

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th February 2016 -  Australians with disability are still significantly more likely to report having poor health, be smokers and be obese than those without disability, according to a new report released…

Half of all Permanent Aged Care Patients Have Dementia

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 8th September 2015 -  Half of all people in permanent residential aged care have dementia, according to the latest figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. A report by AIHW, called…

Costs Impact Access to Health Care for People with Disability

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th June 2015 -  Almost one-fifth of people with disability who needed to see a doctor delayed or did not go because of the cost, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare…

Almost 100 Homeless Turned Away From Support Every Day

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th January 2015 -  Almost 100 people are being turned away from homeless support services every day in Victoria, according to the state’s peak homelessness body. The Council to Homeless Persons…

Govt Health Spending Down – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  Government spending on health in 2012-13 slowed to record low levels while growth in non-government funding remained relatively strong, according to a new report from the Australian…
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