Aged Care

PM pledges $537m to aged care, but is it a band-aid fix for a deeply flawed system?

Mr Morrison made good on promises that he made earlier in November, delivering $537 million to improve a system that the commission branded “unkind and uncaring” and “a shocking tale of neglect”.

Aged Care

Waiting is not an option for older Australians, says CHF and CPSA

Thousands of older Australians will have to wait up to 12 months to receive safe and quality aged care, as the present government suggests, says the Consumers Health Forum (CHF).

Banking & Investment

ACCC to go ahead with new banking royal commission

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it will go ahead with planning a controversial new inquiry into the banking sector regardless of government concerns about the probe and without approval from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

Aged Care

Residential and in-home aged care ‘needs urgent redesign’

The aged care royal commission has been told that about 16,000 Australians – 44 per day – died while waiting for a home-care package in 2017-18, even though they had received approval.

Banking & Investment

One in 50 Australians may have been fleeced by big four bank

Around 400,000 Australians may be eligible for representation in a consumer class action against National Australia Bank, in one of the largest court-ordered notices in Australian legal history.

Finance News

Should Judy trust her financial adviser?

In the wake of the banking inquiry, Judy and her husband have been having second thoughts about their financial adviser and their super fund. She asks Noel Whittaker for guidance.


Government effectively leaving you vulnerable to raids on super

The Government has effectively voided one of Kenneth Hayne’s royal commission recommendations, leaving you vulnerable to raids on your super.

Banking & Investment

ASIC lashes banks again on fees-for-no-service scandals

Six of the major banking and financial services institutions condemned by the financial services royal commission for their ‘fees-for-no-service’ practices have again been lashed.

Banking & Investment

Older Australians speak up on banking royal commission failure

Recommendations from the banking royal commission report range from threats of criminal proceedings to wide-ranging reforms, but what of the victims of these white-collar crimes?

Government support

Too little too late: Govt announces $662m aged care boost

The Government announces $662m aged care funding boost on the eve of the royal commission into aged care.

Banking & Investment

Did the royal commission report go far enough?

The royal commission report has been labelled everything from a success to an unmitigated flop, with many saying it didn’t go far enough. What do you think?


Eight problems the royal commission missed

Graham Hand is the managing editor at Cuffelinks and a regular YourLifeChoices contributor who today, highlights the glaring omissions in the royal commission report released yesterday.

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