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Is housing a right?

The impact of affordable housing for older people up for discussion at upcoming public debate. The cost of buying or even renting a house is a topic of great concern for many Australians. It comes during a time when people ...

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Seniors have a right to care: Butler

Freeing up the provision of aged care places will lead to better service provision, minister for ageing says. Natasha Egan reports. Minister for Ageing Mark Butler has said that aged reform is about more than just paying for nursing home ...

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Another milestone for Besse Cooper

World’s oldest person celebrates her 115th birthday in US nursing home. A group of 20 family and friends on Friday celebrated the birthday of Besse Cooper, who is listed as the world’s oldest person. Cooper turned 115 in Monroe, in ...

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Hiring older workers an imperative: Swan

Treasurer says that the businesses which hire older workers will see the benefit in their bottom line. Employers must start recruiting seniors or face labour shortages as the Australian population ages, Treasurer Wayne Swan has said. Swan on Friday accepted ...

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CPSA ramps up campaign against PC reforms

The organisation says the reforms are a ‘declaration of war on the family home’. The Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Assoication of NSW has intensified its lobbying campaign against the reforms outlined in the Productivity Commission’s report Caring for Older Australians. ...

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Number of nurses on the up

Australia’s medical and nursing workforce is growing, but supply still varies regionally, AIHW data shows. The number of employed medical practitioners and nurses has increased between 2005 and 2009, according to two reports released on Friday by the Australian Institute ...

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