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Social Affairs Correspondent — Australian Broadcasting Corporation News

The Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s Social Affairs Correspondent. Fmr. ABC Moscow correspondent and VJ. Both Australian-Canadian and Canadian-Australian.

Raising the Bar: Being Australian of the Year — Posted January 24, 2016 12:00:39 Rosie Batty's fight to change the way we think about family violence. From the Prime Minister, to survivors of domestic violence, to the thousands who have paid tribute as her position comes to end, the consensus is clear: Rosie Batty has raised the bar for what it means to be Australian of the Year.

Usha Mudaliar speaks about her bond with Zorka Borzinova — Personalising aged care by limiting the number of workers who look after residents is, anecdotally, having a big impact on the wellbeing of people under care.

Buddy system improving lives of aged care residents at Melbourne centre — Updated January 16, 2016 11:12:08 For 89-year-old Zorka Bozinova, most days begin the same way - with a visit from a friend. "Bubba Zorka, how are you?" Usha Mudaliar asks. "Come, sit." Ms Bozinova is a resident in a nursing home in Epping, in Melbourne's north.
Jan 15, 2016

So lovely to read a positive story about aged care.. Buddy system improving the lives of the elderly @NormanHermant…

East Timorese heart patients report stunning recovery after life-saving surgery in Melbourne — Updated January 03, 2016 19:13:02 Jeca Periera has done something in the streets of Timor-Leste's capital Dili that would have been nearly impossible for him just 15 months ago - he walked. Before receiving medical treatment, the 12-year-old's heart was dangerously overworked.

Airbnb-style website PetHomeStay matching Australian pet owners with local animal-loving hosts — Posted January 01, 2016 08:26:02 When the Radisch family heads off for a holiday this summer, they will have a big problem: their metre-tall, huge-pawed, Great Dane-Greyhound mix, Jackson. "Every time we go away, it's a concern," Michael Radisch said. Traditional kennels are expensive - some charge as much as $80 a day over the holidays.

'Almost all my friends live at home': Adult children living with parents becoming 'normal' in Australia — Updated December 16, 2015 08:39:49 Shawnee Tremayne could not wait to move out of the family home at the age of 19. She was starting studies at Melbourne's La Trobe University and was excited to be moving in to a share house as she began life as an independent adult.
Dec 15, 2015

RT @abcnews: 'Almost all my friends live at home': Adult children living with parents becoming 'normal' in Australia

Dec 15, 2015

RT @abcnews: #YourSay: Adult children living with parents is becoming 'normal'. What are your thoughts?

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Inquiry calls for royal commission into widespread institutional abuse of people with disability — Posted November 26, 2015 09:00:40 There is widespread violence and abuse of people with a disability in institutional and residential settings, a Senate report has found. After inquiry hearings across the country the report made 30 recommendations, including a call for sweeping changes to the regulation of disability workers and the way abuse is reported.
Nov 25, 2015

RT @abcnews: Calls for royal commission into widespread institutional abuse of people with disabilities, @NormanHermant reports

National Disability Awards: Meet three finalists improving the lives of people with disabilities — Posted November 25, 2015 09:07:35 The tireless efforts of advocates who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of people with disabilities will be recognised at the National Disability Awards tonight in Canberra.

Dignity of Risk: Elderly should be allowed to do 'risky' activities to improve lifestyle, professor says — Updated November 22, 2015 07:03:42 A Melbourne professor is pushing a new approach to aged care, hoping to spark a discussion about how simple, yet risky activities can enrich the lives of those in their senior years.
Nov 21, 2015

RT @abcnewsMelb: Dignity of Risk: Elderly should be allowed to do 'risky' activities to improve lifestyle

Queensland to introduce no-fault CTP liability in line with other Australian states — Posted November 11, 2015 01:01:42 The Queensland Government is moving to a no-fault scheme for vehicle liability insurance, ending a longstanding national divide on compulsory third party (CTP) coverage. The State Government will announce today it plans to introduce the change from July 1, 2016.
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Feb 06, 2016

Run the USA? Let's start with getting intros right at #GOPDebate: @mashable - botched intros in all their glory…

Feb 06, 2016

@trentontheradio Yes, you are correct. But at least Doritos are good for me, right?

Feb 06, 2016

Can we agree the widespread emergence of #DietCoke in GLASS BOTTLES is a welcome development? 'Cause it is IMHO

Feb 06, 2016

RT @PercyKaren: I'm supporting this fundraiser, please check it out: 'Auski Cold Plunge 2016' - It's a great cause and a fun event

Feb 05, 2016

Pretty much been sayin' this for years: #vegetables are just plain dangerous. The evidence? Behold #LettuceSpider

Feb 05, 2016

RT @PercyKaren: Mag queen Nene King's ex housemate, Colin Hahne, denies fraud, Melb Ct hears…

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