You’ve got (less) mail

Older Australians, who really rely upon their postal services, could be in for a huge letdown as Australia Post potentially uses the pandemic as a push to end daily mail delivery.


New support services for you

A COVID-19 hotline and a service for Australians with respiratory disease are helping to guide vulnerable groups through difficult times.


Old and on the scrapheap

An ever-increasing number of older Australians are unemployed, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, just when they could be building a nest egg.


Australia’s biggest concern

The latest Ipsos Issues Monitor has, for the first time, listed the environment as the nation’s biggest concern, surpassing healthcare, the cost of living and the economy.


Older Aussies defying stereotypes

Older Australians are dynamic, youthful and courageous, according to new research, and we shouldn’t be surprised.

Centrelink News

Welfare changes for older Aussies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s call for a national rollout of the cashless debit card will not only affect younger Australians, but also older Australians struggling to find employment.

Living in retirement

The plight of older renters

The number of homeless Australians aged 65 and over is growing; and in Homelessness Week, there are renewed pleas to raise government assistance by at least $75 a week and tackle unscrupulous landlords.


We are the aged. Hear us

Peter Leith is offended by reports that older Australians are “a burden on the taxpayer”. This is his response to that statement and his manifesto on how to treat older Australians.

Seniors Finance

Cost-proof your home

Older Australians tell us they want to age at home, but how to keep the big household bills to a minimum? Janelle Ward offers some tips, with research from Choice investigations.


Is Ken Wyatt kidding himself?

Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt addresses the National Press Club on the topic of 'Australia's New Age of Opportunity'.


FFS, where are the women?

“WTF is going on with the Seniors’ Week awards,” my feisty friend asked? “Was it mates of Harvey Weinstein who made the decision?”

Health Insurance

Private health reforms snub seniors

Australia’s private health insurance industry is about to have its biggest overhaul in decades, but the changes for which the Government fought so hard will only benefit younger Australians.

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