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Concerns growing over dramatic changes in home care set to hit thousands of pensioners, seniors

abc.net.au — Updated April 18, 2015 18:41:57 A significant shake-up of government funded stay-at-home care schemes for the elderly is set to hit thousands of pensioners and seniors across the country on July 1. All 72,000 people receiving care under Home Care Packages (HCP) will be switched to a new model, Consumer Directed Care (CDC), in a dramatic shift that has divided recipients and peak bodies.

Sexual abuse survivors need greater access to psychological care under Medicare, groups say

abc.net.au — Posted April 11, 2015 11:48:37 Sexual abuse support groups say much more needs to be done to increase access for survivors to help under Medicare, although the Government says the psychological care needed by sexual abuse survivors is in place. Counselling has been a welcome resource for Bob O'Toole.

My slow motion journey to truly awful internet

abc.net.au — Posted March 18, 2015 13:55:31 I thought I had moved to West Footscray, not West Africa, but judging by my internet speeds I am not so sure. Who knew it was an internet wasteland just 9.5km from the Melbourne CBD, writes Norman Hermant. I moved last month.

Intergenerational Report: Australians young and old dismiss blame game after 'ageing boom' predictions

abc.net.au — Posted March 05, 2015 21:27:40 Australians young and old are reluctant to play the blame game, after the Federal Government painted a bleak fiscal future with a growing and ageing population in its Intergenerational Report released today.

NDIS on trial: Citizen jurors hear from scheme participants

abc.net.au — Posted February 19, 2015 22:39:53 Citizen jurors will determine this week whether the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is working, hearing evidence from people with disabilities participating in NDIS launch sites across Australia. The 12 jurors, half are people with a disability and none are part of the NDIS, have been randomly selected.

Manny and Zephaniah Waks tell royal commission about sex abuse ordeal at Yeshivah Centre

abc.net.au — The only survivor of abuse within Melbourne's Jewish community to speak publicly gives evidence at the royal commission into institutional sex abuse.

Manny and Zepheniah Waks tell royal commission about sex abuse ordeal at Yeshivah Centre

abc.net.au — The only survivor of abuse within Melbourne's Jewish community to speak publicly gives evidence at the royal commission into institutional sex abuse.

Recreational Vehicle sales continue to boom as families embrace caravan holiday traditions

abc.net.au — Updated January 25, 2015 10:34:33 As car companies prepare to pull out of Australia, one motor-related industry has a good news story to tell. Production of Recreation Vehicles (RVs) whether towed caravans or self-powered motor homes is booming. It is expected when final figures are released they will show Australian manufacturers built about 22,000 RVs in 2014.

Job hunting 'still a struggle'

Disability advocates say Federal Government employment policies not working

abc.net.au — Advocates say despite years of Federal Government policies to designed to boost employment, it is as hard as ever for people with a disability to enter the workforce.
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Apr 22, 2015

@TomMcIlroy @bencubby Always struck by the similarities: Left - 50's apt Tel Aviv / Right - public apts Northbourne pic.twitter.com/u15vQn4GNh

Apr 22, 2015

RT @sclark_melbs: Jonathan Holmes is a must-read today on what the metadata laws mean for journalists and their sources: theage.com.au/comment/a-chil…

Apr 20, 2015

@Optus 2/2 I DID send details via goo.gl/uzTUWR Was told response within 2 bus. days. So far nothing.

Apr 20, 2015

@Optus 1/2 U sent this Apr 8: @NormanHermant We may need to update our cable records Norman

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