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Pensioners squeezed out of cities

A single person on welfare can no longer afford to rent in Australia’s cities and would need 150 per cent of their income to live in Sydney. The Rental Affordability Index, released today, has painted a bleak picture for pensioners, ...

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Elderly man missing in Simpson Desert

An elderly man is missing after setting off to follow a famed but punishing explorer’s track through the Simpson Desert. It’s been nine days since the 78-year-old told Birdsville police he was heading for a camp on the treacherous Madigan ...

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New Zealand Christmas card movement gains momentum

The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) has got behind a nationwide initiative to get Christmas cards to New Zealand’s elderly who might find the festive time of year a lonely one. The Herald’s story shared how Hannah Rodgers and ...

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