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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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Greens to push for federal euthanasia laws

The Greens say they’ll pursue national voluntary euthanasia laws after an assisted dying scheme passed Victorian parliament. “If we’re going to ensure that people have choice and control over their final few weeks of life, if we’re going to have ...

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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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Plan to reduce welfare dependence in seniors

Senior advocacy group COTA Australia has commended plans to focus on vulnerable older Australians at risk of long term welfare dependence. The comments come after Minister for Social Services Christian Porter this week announced that the next round of the ...

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LASA announces aged care expo

Following the success of the inaugural Care and Ageing expo in Perth, LASA has announced dates for a second expo next year. The event is due to be held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 4 and 5 ...

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