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A turning point in the digital divide

Andrea Pearman, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 -  Marking International Day for Access to Information and Right To Know Week, Andrea Pearman considers the additional difficulties digitally excluded groups have experienced this

Soaring mortgage debt causing headaches for older Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th August 2019 -  Older Australians are suffering mental health problems and psychological distress because of soaring mortgage debt, new research shows.   A report from the Australian Housing

New Social Movement Incubator Looks to Support Advocacy in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd February 2018 -  A new accelerator for social change movements will look to support a new generation of advocacy organisations engaging Australians in “positive action”. Progress Labs is an initiative

Labor to Keep Coalition’s Aged Care Cuts

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 26th May 2016 -  The federal Labor party has said it would not reverse the $1.2 billion aged care budget savings but has committed to a review of the way services are funded, which aged care organisations…

Handbook Helps with Inclusion of Older People

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th August 2013 -  A handbook aimed at supporting the inclusion of older people with a disability in mainstream community-based activities will be available for community groups to improve participation…

Budget: Older Australians to Benefit in Budget 2012

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 9th May 2012 -  The 2012 Federal Budget confirms Australia is on the path to ageing well, according to aged care organisations representing seniors, workers, carers, aged care providers and health…

Not for Profit Sector Welcomes Aged Care Overhaul

Staff Reporter, Friday, 20th April 2012 -  Not for Profit organisations around the country have welcomed the Gillard Government’s announcement to overhaul Australia’s aged care system. The response from…

Two Thirds of Australians Reject Reverse Mortgages for Aged Care

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 11th April 2012 -  The Australia Institute for Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association (CPSA) has called on the Federal Government to abandon the recommendations of the Productivity…

Aged Care Crisis Looms in SA

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd April 2012 - 
Flickr image:  Some rights reserved by Vermario South Australia will need an almost eighty per cent increase in the number of aged care beds and community…

NFP Coalition Warns on Aged Care Crisis

Staff Reporter, Monday, 30th January 2012 -  Flickr image:  Some rights reserved by Vermario A coalition of 28 peak organisations has warned the Federal Government that the aged care sector is headed…

Peak Body for Older Australians Urges Support for UN Convention

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th July 2011 -  The peak body for older Australians, COTA is calling on the Federal Government to support the adoption of a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older People.
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Senior Women Need More Support To Get Online

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd June 2011 -  A report by Council of the Ageing (WA) and the Australian Communications Action Network (ACCAN) has found that very few senior women are going online due to a lack of skills, anxiety
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