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Funding Needed For Aged Care

Isabella Ross There is no question that our seniors and older Australians within the community are some of the most vulnerable. National Seniors Australia have expressed their disappointment regarding the lack of necessary funding being directed towards aged care in Australia. The nation’s Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is still underway. While conclusive findings have not been released yet, it is evident that the Royal Commission has shed light on the importance of aged care. But with the Royal Commission’s final report expected to be finalised by April 30th 2020, National Seniors Australia is worried that more needs to be done in the lead up. “Older Australians can’t afford to wait for the Royal Commission’s recommendations. We can and must do better as a nation. The Royal Commission has uncovered appalling evidence of aged care failure and it is time to commit to action.” said National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke. Thus far, the Royal Commission has heard that 16,000 people died in 2018, waiting for necessary home care packages. What is for certain is that our seniors deserve better, and with the support of the public and the Royal Commission, circumstances will hopefully begin to change. Whilst the Royal Commission proceeds, the Morrison Government have announced a major reform package for value and security in aged care facilities across the country. Minister for Aged Care...

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Primary School: Free Dental Checks

Isabella Ross Now kids will not have the excuse to pass up the dentist! Mobile dentist clinics will be visiting primary schools across NSW in a bid to set students up with a lifetime of sound dental hygiene. The new initiative was announced last week by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell. The NSW Primary School Mobile Dental Program consists of 35 mobile dental clinics that will provide checks and basic dental care. Over 136,000 primary school children will benefit from the scheme, made...

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DonateLife Week Underway

Isabella Ross DonateLife Week is officially underway, aiming to raise awareness and registrations for organ and tissue donors. The Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, urged Australians to not only register but also ignite conversation within the community. “With more than 1,400 Australians on the waitlist for a lifesaving transplant at any one time and a further 11,000 on dialysis, I’m urging people to get online this week and sign up. It’s important that we get as many people as possible to consider the benefits and understand that by registering, they may...

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Fruity Panna Cotta Recipe

Even though summer has waved us goodbye, that does not mean we can’t still enjoy some fruity and fresh desserts! Synonymous with the summer seasons, panna cotta is a classic Italian recipe. Made of sweetened cream with a thickener of gelatine, this dessert is often accompanied with an aromatic note, whether that is berries, coffee or vanilla.  This fruity and fabulous recipe is courtesy of our resident executive chef, John Ross, who has over 30 years of experience in his field. So for our fabulous readers who are craving a cheeky treat, check out the recipe below!   RECIPE:...

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Appetizing Autumn Meals

Tita Smith Not too hot, but not too cold- autumn is the airy in-between break from scorching summer days to glacial winter nights. This season, the weather teeters on a fine line between slightly warm and slightly chilly – and our palates seem to do the same. For some autumn inspiration, try out some of these recipes, which combine the light fragrant flavours of summer with the rich and hearty warmth of winter dishes. Hint of Heat In summer, the cooler, the better. It’s the time your taste buds crave cool crispy summer salads and iced fruity drinks. While...

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