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Federal Election 2019

How do the major parties’ health policies stack up?

The Consumers Health Forum (CHF) has released a scorecard on how the major parties’ health policies stack up in this federal election campaign.

Federal Election 2019

Older Australians are tired of being treated like a burden

Older Australians are tired of being treated like an economic burden, say YourLifeChoices members, with 75 per cent saying they are treated as a liability by governments and the community in general.

Federal Election 2019

The Coalition’s plan for older Australians

We’ve presented your concerns to the three major parties – the Greens, Liberals and Labor – for comment. Today, we hear the Coalition’s response.

Federal Election 2019

ALP plans to restore Centrelink staffing, protect pension

We’ve heard from the Greens and the Coalition about their plans for older Australians. Today, the ALP shares its policies and plans to address your top five concerns.

Federal Election 2019

Older voters point out the flaws in our democratic process

The problem with Australian democracy may not be in that voters have to vote, but in how they have to vote. Older voters point out the flaws in our democratic process.

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ALP announces plan to help older Aussies get back to work

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten launches job creation plan, aimed at helping over-55s.

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Friday Flash Poll: Would you still vote if you had the choice?

While the state of politics in Australia may be considered a shambles by some, our democratic system seems alive and well. Or is it?

Federal Election 2019

Revealed: Australia's worst electorates for rental stress

A seat-by-seat analysis of housing affordability throughout Australia has revealed the 20 electorates with the highest rental stress.

Federal Election 2019

Labor announces a plan to subsidise dental for older Australians

Labor leader Bill Shorten has pledged $2.4 billion towards dental care for age pensioners and anyone holding a Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card.

Federal Election 2019

Free blood tests for older Australians on the table

Labor reignites the ‘blood feud’ that began with its Mediscare campaign, by promising bulk-billing incentives that include free blood tests for older Australians and cancer patients.

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The election issue that will get the ‘older’ vote

The jury is in. Older Australians have rated an increase to the Age Pension base rate as the most important election issue – the one that will get their vote.

Federal Election 2019

Friday Flash Poll: Which election issue matters most to you?

A federal election has been called. The political players are ready. The banners are unfurling, and the battle lines are drawn. Bring on Federal Election 2019. Why not tell us what matters most to you?

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