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COVID-19 passport is here!

16 June 2021

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status is now available in Australia. However, where and how it can or must be used has not yet been revealed.

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Govt takes the slow boat to veiled aged care financial transparency

26 May 2021

The aged care industry is addicted to operating under a veil of secrecy, viewing with suspicion initiatives to get important consumer information out into the open. The problem is the Government seems to agree with the industry as the Government’s response to Royal Commission recommendations seem to indicate.

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Housing accessibility standards set to improve

19 May 2021

Minimum accessibility standards have been agreed to by federal, state and territory building ministers. If enforced by state governments this will mean all new houses will have to meet seven minimum accessibility standards.

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Loyal Telstra customers taken advantage of

19 May 2021

Loyalty to brands seems to mean very little in this day and age. As consumer advocate CHOICE found, older Telstra customers showed great levels of loyalty to Telstra but instead of rewarding this behaviour, Telstra was found to be overselling to older people.

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Budget 2021: Work test for super abolished!

12 May 2021

Inheritances, lottery and lotto winnings and other financial windfalls can now be put into super even if you’re over 65 and not working with abolition of the work test from 1July 2022 if legislation passes in time.

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