he Older People Speak Out Media Awards for 2016 – 2017 are now open for nominations. The 2016 – 2017 national OPSO Media Awards are for nomination of items featuring positive coverage of Seniors and their issues, published or broadcast between the 3rd October 2016 and 26 September 2017. Entries close 29 September 2017 – late […]
Older People Speak Out calls for clarity on what Australia’s political parties have planned for aged care service delivery Reporter: Trina McLellan reporting4work.com.au As Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott crisscross the country ahead of the federal election, older Australians and those who care for them are increasingly perplexed about why these political leaders are ignoring […]
I attended the consultation meeting for the rewrite of the regulations, which led to lots of wide discussion such as two colours of permits and eligibility, especially for the blind who wish to maintain some independence by travelling with a carer to the shops. They deserve a permit as it is a parking permit rather […]
Dr Rod Tolley from the UK spoke of the resurgence of walking worldwide. A lecturer from Griffith University talked of town planning here to answer much of what Dr Tolley had recommended. Housing developments on the grid plan lend themselves to walking to the shops, to school etc., whereas modern suburbs seem to favour lots […]
Five Queensland members of Parliament were reported to and questioned Tony Morris QC and a range of speakers from the Australian Medical Association, rural doctors, consultant doctors, GP’s and managers of Mt Olivet and Redcliffe/Caboolture Health Service. No representatives came from Queensland Health. It was encouraging to learn that many problems are now being addressed.