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NSW Labor’s affordable housing policy is out

Published 8 February 2023

NSW Labor has released their policy on affordable housing. It's a step in the right direction but leaves a lot to be desired for those waiting for social housing.

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Why mobile coverage in the bush won’t be getting a boost

Published 6 February 2023

Bad news for any regional or rural readers who are desperate for better mobile reception. A deal that would help do just that has recently been blocked by the ACCC.

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A better way to assess older drivers

Published 3 February 2023

A new video-based assessment from the University of Queensland might revolutionise how older driver assessments are done.

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NSW Election: property tax versus stamp duty relief

Published 1 February 2023

The debate between stamp duty and land tax is coming up a lot in the lead up to the March NSW election. Here's all you need to know about the major parties' plans.

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The table salt that adds years to your life

Published 30 January 2023

Did you know that the iodine found in some table salts is the key to whole body health and might even extend your life expectancy?

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NSW Election: political parties and unions on cashless gambling card

Published 27 January 2023

Gambling is a huge problem in NSW, so what are the major political parties going to do about it?

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A safer way to share your data

Published 25 January 2023

With the world becoming more and more digital it's always important to know how to protect yourself. Here's a rundown of consumer data rights and how they can make your life easier and your personal data more secure.

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CPSA’s asks for the Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee

Published 20 January 2023

As we approach the March federal Budget its time to let the Government know what needs to be included. For CPSA this year that means making sure the new Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee is working hard to improve your pension and give you bang for your buck.

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Let us tell you how happy you will be in your nursing home: regulator

Published 18 January 2023

The new five-star nursing home rating system has come in for some stern criticism, but CPSA believes it should be given a chance ... to improve!

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Here are your pension and related indexation dates for 2023

Published 16 January 2023

Wishing all our readers a happy 2023 and hoping indexation in the new year may be adequate. Here are the dates!

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CPSA supports NSW pokies going cashless

Published 14 December 2022

In the run-up to the NSW Election in March next year, if re-elected, the NSW Government has vowed to introduce a cashless gaming card. CPSA supports this move.

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Is power pain relief coming?

Published 14 December 2022

The Energy Price Relief Plan aims to offer exactly what it says on the tin. But what is the plan to make this happen and, more importantly, will it work?

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Missing diabetes medications

Published 12 December 2022

Many people have been struggling to find their usual diabetes medication recently. Here's what can you do to stay healthy in the meantime.

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Big changes for Buy Now, Pay Later

Published 9 December 2022

With the rise of Buy Now, Pay Later it's easier to get credit than ever before. But what's in place to make sure you aren't being taken advantage of?

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Who can get antiviral treatments for COVID-19 when?

Published 7 December 2022

COVID-19 isn't going away anytime soon and it will continue to kill, particularly older people. Here's what to make sure you do everything possible to not fall victim to the dreaded COVID.

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It’s here: a New Michelin Guide to Nursing Homes!

Published 5 December 2022

The current ratings system for nursing home performance is only two years old, but a new Michelin Guide to nursing homes has already replaced it. And it's better than the old one.

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Australia behind the eight ball in cancer detection

Published 2 December 2022

Advances in cancer detection methodology are not being fully used in Australia, which because of its size and far-flung communities really needs to embrace these advances, says the University of New South Wales.

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Fresh input on your pensions and payments

Published 30 November 2022

A new Economic Inclusion Advisory Panel has just been announced. What does this mean for your payments moving forward?

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Will you still be able to get home care from 1 July 2024?

Published 28 November 2022

It's official. The new home care system will mean the end of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) on which two-thirds of the 1.5 million people receiving aged care in Australia rely. CHSP providers will leave the industry in droves, to be replaced by .... who exactly? There doesn't seem to be a plan.

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COVID rampages on but nobody cares anymore!

Published 25 November 2022

Denial is a wonderful way of feeling good about something bad, and perhaps that's why Australia seems to be pretending COVID-19 is no longer a threat or even an issue. The facts tell a different story.

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