Age proofing councils

By Lilia Guan   The New South Wales Government has developed an online toolkit  to help local governments become innovative with their planning strategies and creative with their use of resources to prepare for an ageing community.   NSW Local Government Minister Don Page and Minister for Ageing Andrew Constance launched the online toolkit, which […]

Report finds lack of respect for older Australians

By Rob O'Brien Older Australians are not getting the respect they deserve, according to a new intergenerational report launched by the Department of Ageing. A research paper conducted by Deakin University and commissioned by Victorian aged care provider, Benetas, found older Australians were not being respected by their younger generations.  The research paper investigated why respect […]

Victoria announces wellbeing checks for elderly

By Rob O'Brien Older Australians living in Victoria are to get health checks during the hot summer months, the State Government has announced.   More than 7,000 older Victorian public housing tenants living alone will be eligible for well-being checks to help them cope with this summer’s heat, Minister for Housing Richard Wynne announced. Mr […]

Aussie houesholds embrace recycling

NATIONAL: Australians have embraced recycling but are still lagging behind on electronic waste, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The latest report by the ABS found that 99 per cent of households participated in recycling or reusing of waste. Recycle rates for e-waste lagged behind, with 23 per cent of electronic equipment and […]

Ambassodor vows to reverse ageing stereotypes

By Rob O'Brien   The Ambassador for Ageing and renowned actor Noeline Brown has launched a robust defence of Australia’s ageing population in a speech to an international conference last week. At the inaugural International Arts and Health Conference in Port Macquarie the Ambassador, who was appointed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, said that she […]

Governments face population pressures: Swan

By Rob O’Brien All levels of government will be impacted by Australia’s surging population growth, the Treasurer Wayne Swan has warned. Among other projections he announced in a speech to launch the Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research (AIPAR) at the University of New South Wales today, he said over 65s would jump more than 20 […]

Healthy ageing just the tonic

By Penny Langfield Promoting healthy ageing rather than focusing on a “system of illness” may be one way to address myriad issues facing the world as populations grow older. Late last week, delegates at the 5th Annual Australia’s Ageing Population Summit in Brisbane heard such solutions to the ageing crisis. There was consensus among attendees, […]

Easing back into work

By Staff Writer A new project will help alleviate ageing workforce issues by creating a path for older people into the health and care areas of local government. Dr Libby Brooke, from Swinburne University’s Business, Work and Ageing Centre for Research, has recently been granted a VicHealth Research Fellowship to fund a project aiming to attract […]


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