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ACT reveals new VAD bill, different from other states

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) became the latest jurisdiction to introduce voluntary assisted dying (VAD) legislation on Tuesday – with the proposed legislation differing from existing laws across Australia. The introduction of the bill comes almost a year after the federal parliament ...

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What will the national dementia data plan do?

There is no single data source that tracks how many people are diagnosed or are living with dementia each year, says the National Dementia Data Improvement Plan, a 10-year policy designed to increase the data available about dementia patients. Delivered ...

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New national aged care design guidelines released

New draft aged care design principles and guidelines were released to make aged care homes less clinical and more community-oriented.  In response to the royal commission, the Albanese Government released the final draft of the National Aged Care Design Principles ...

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Major bank scraps cash

A major bank has made the shock decision to scrap cash in all of its branches across Australia, in what could be another step towards a cashless society. Macquarie Bank has announced it will phase cash out across its branches ...

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Dementia and voting in the Voice referendum

Dementia Australia (DA) is asking the families, carers and doctors of those living with dementia to start the conversation about voting in the upcoming referendum. DA chief Maree McCabe AM said each family should make a decision depending on their ...

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