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Griffith CPSA Wins Campaign for Mid-Week Train Service

FOR years, Griffith CPSA Branch had been campaigning relentlessly for the midweek Sydney to Griffith train service to be re-instated.

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NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner

THE NSW Government has announced that an independent Ageing and Disability Commissioner will be established in NSW to investigate the abuse of older people, and adults with a disability “in home and community settings”. The NSW Minister for Ageing’s office confirmed that this will not include residential aged care facilities or NDIS-funded group homes.

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Age Pension becoming cheaper and cheaper

FROM 1 January this year for the next 18 months, the Age Pension eligibility age will be 66. It will then go up to 66.5 and will finally reach the target age of 67 on 1 July 2023.

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Pension Loans Scheme to be extended: beware the pitfalls

THE current Pension Loans Scheme provides a fortnightly top-up of retirement income for people of pension age who miss out on the pension because either their income or their assets (but not both!) are too high. It is also for part-rate pensioners.

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Aged Care Royal Commission wants to hear from you for real!

THE Aged Care Royal Commission has issued a call for public submissions, which it will accept until at least the middle of 2019.

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Home Care Packages program continues in crisis mode

IN December last year, the sixth Home Care Packages Program Data Report came out for the September 2018 quarter and it’s becoming something like a broken record.

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