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More Australians aged over 80 looking to grow older away from home

More Australians aged over 80 looking to grow older away from home

The opening fortnight of hearings at the aged care royal commission prompted us to ask our elders about better ways to age.

  • by Helen Pitt

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Villages to be given time limits to ditch fees, sell units after retirees leave
Retirement living

Villages to be given time limits to ditch fees, sell units after retirees leave

While the moves have been welcomed by some, others say the policy changes need to address key issues for them to work.

  • by Rachel Clun
'This is a sham': Chaotic scenes as man ejected from Tim Wilson's franking credits inquiry
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'This is a sham': Chaotic scenes as man ejected from Tim Wilson's franking credits inquiry

"This isn't just an attack on us. This is an attack on our families and our grandchildren," one citizen told the controversial inquiry.

  • by Michael Koziol
'Retiree group' lobbying against Labor unmasked as Liberal Party and trucking industry operation
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'Retiree group' lobbying against Labor unmasked as Liberal Party and trucking industry operation

Liberal Senate candidate Robert Gunning runs the so-called retirees' group alongside several other mates from the trucking lobby.

  • by Michael Koziol
Try before you buy a good age-care option
Retirement living

Try before you buy a good age-care option

A couple of weeks’ stay in an aged-care facility will give you a good sense of the meals, activities, most importantly, the care.

  • by Rachel Lane
The grey boom changing the face of Australia's young capital
Aged care

The grey boom changing the face of Australia's young capital

Canberrans were once unable to find a grandparent to babysit their kids. Today, the national capital is older and wiser.

  • by Doug Dingwall
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Canberra 'urgently' needs more retirement housing: Property Council
Retirement living

Canberra 'urgently' needs more retirement housing: Property Council

With nearly 100,000 people aged over 65 set to be living in the capital by 2041, the ACT Property Council is concerned there's not enough retirement housing in Canberra.

  • by Jasper Lindell
Rethinking retirement: the view from around the globe
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Rethinking retirement: the view from around the globe

The golden years look very different depending on where in the world you are, and, increasingly, which generation you are in.

  • by Katie Robertson
NSW government gives ambassador, not ombudsman, to scandal-ridden sector
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NSW government gives ambassador, not ombudsman, to scandal-ridden sector

Retirement village residents demanded an ombudsman to resolve their complex disputes. Instead they got an ambassador. Is Kathryn Greiner enough?

  • by Esther Han
Granny flats for aged care caught in Catch 22
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Granny flats for aged care caught in Catch 22

Centrelink encourages formal granny flat arrangements, but the Tax Office takes a punitive approach.

  • by Rachel Lane
Higher compulsory super and a wage rise? Keating says we can have both
Retirement living

Higher compulsory super and a wage rise? Keating says we can have both

The 9.5 per cent of wages that goes into super will rise to 12 per cent by mid-2025, but not everyone thinks it is a good idea.

  • by John Collett