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New ‘proof of life’ rules for overseas pensioners

Pensioners living overseas will have to provide a “proof of life” certificate every two years if they want to continue to receive welfare benefits. The federal government wants to stop taxpayers’ money being paid to dead people, with the measure ...

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New aged care royal commissioner named

Former Federal Court judge Richard Tracey has been appointed to the aged care royal commission, after one of the commissioners pulled out for personal family reasons. Tracey, who retired from the bench after 12 years in August, will replace former ...

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Australian takes back world record for oldest skydiver

An Adelaide woman has become the world’s oldest skydiver, taking the plunge at the age of 102. Irene O’Shea jumped into the record books on Sunday: two years after she also skydived to mark her 100th birthday. SA Skydiving congratulated ...

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