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Vulnerable Aussies suffering from digital inequality

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th October 2020 -  A new report says COVID-19 has underlined the critical importance of digital inclusion in Australia  Many older and low-income Australians are missing out on the benefits of being

Aged and Disability Work Discrimination Inquiry

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 20th April 2015 -  A national inquiry has been launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission into employment discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with a Disability. The…

Aussie Income Security for Elderly Worse than Albania

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd October 2014 -  Older people are better off living in Albania than Australia when it comes to their incomes, a new global report has revealed. The Global Age Watch Index 2014 was released today by HelpAge…

Seniors Clash Over Budget Assistance

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th February 2014 -  Two major seniors organisations have clashed over what they want the Federal Government to deliver in the upcoming Federal Budget. The National Seniors consumer lobby organisation,…

Warning On Aged Care Funding

Staff Reporter, Friday, 22nd June 2012 -  UnitingCare Australia said that the changes in aged care funding by the Federal Government will reduce the ability of aged care providers to provide quality care to older Australians.…

Review Underway of Workforce Limitations on Older Australians

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th March 2012 -  A review of Commonwealth legislation and policies that prevent older people from participating in the workforce or other productive work has started in Canberra. The inquiry, being…

Can Fitness Beat the Blues for Older Australians?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  Flickr Image  Some rights reserved by mrlins   New research hopes to discover if jumping on a treadmill holds the key to reducing depression…

Govt and NFPs Need To Maximise Potential of Ageing Australians

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd November 2011 -   Flickr Image:  Some rights reserved by Brian Auer  Governments, Not for Profit organisations, the private sector and individuals need to…

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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Carbon Tax Plan Supports Low Income Australians

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th July 2011 -  Not for Profit organisations have welcomed the Gillard Government’s carbon tax plan, applauding the compensation measures aimed at low income Australians who will be the…

Demand for Social Housing for Older Australians Set to Double

Staff Reporter, Friday, 1st July 2011 -  With Australians aged 55 and over making up almost 20% of the nation’s homeless people, the demand for social housing for older Australians is expected to double by 2028, according…

Major Overhaul Proposed for Aged Care

Staff Reporter, Friday, 21st January 2011 -  Australia’s aged care system needs a major overhaul to meet the challenge of an aging population including a proposal for co-contributions towards the cost of care according…
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