Stop tinkering with unilateral reforms to CDP!

On Wednesday 23 January 2019, a media release from the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion, outlined changes to the Community Development Program (CDP) which he states will be implemented from March this year. The bulk of these changes had been included in the Social Secutiry Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2018 which… 

Opinion piece: Hot weather tips as we age

As we age, we become more prone to heat stress. It is important that we are aware of some of the symptoms of heat-related illness, including rapid heartbeat, muscle cramps, nausea and vomiting, disorientation and confusion, fainting, delirium, paleness and hot dry skin. There are a number of factors that may increase the risk of… 

Opinion piece: Simple steps to prevent falls

As published in The Boomer lift-out of The Advertiser in December 2018. A broken bone will slow us down at the best of times but, as we age, it can result in losing independence or even needing support at home or in a residential aged care facility. Falls are the leading reason for older people…