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Inquiry to look at mental health funding

Leading advocacy groups have hailed a major new Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia’s mental health system as a significant step forward. The inquiry will look at the impact of mental illness on the economy and scrutinise the $9 billion spent ...

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Crime against older Victorians on the rise

Victorians aged 65 and older are increasingly the victims of crime and in cases of assault will most likely be hurt by people they know, even their own children, new data shows. About one-third of assaults on older Victorians are ...

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COTA outlines five urgent aged care fixes

As the royal commission into Australia’s aged care sector approaches, a leading national advocacy group is urging the federal government to start reforms now. Funding 30,000 more home-care packages in the government’s mid-year budget update or the 2019/20 budget is ...

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