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CPSA Member Alice Scott: Top Gong Award Winner – Women Making a Difference

from the Illawarra Mercury, 11 November 2010, pg. 58

ALICE Scott, community advocate and prolific volunteer for numerous local organisations, is a true example of how women can make a real difference in their community, not only here in Wollongong, but also at a State and Federal level.

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CPSA Conference 2010: Conference speakers

CPSA was fortunate to have two excellent speakers talk on issues very important to CPSA Members. Joel Pringle from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) spoke on energy issues and Linda Sparrow from Aged Care Crisis spoke about making life worth living in nursing homes.

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CPSA Conference 2010: Bush Telegraph Campaigns

CPSA Branches around the state get up to all sorts of activities, from simple gatherings and friendly lunches to outings and great expeditions. But it’s their involvement in the local community and their interest in the issues that affect pensioners and others that make them so important. Here is just a sample of what CPSA Branches told us was important in their community through the Bush Telegraph at this year’s Annual Conference.

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Are you mature-age or senior? The debate we’re yet to have

IN an election campaign that largely focused on a debate about having a debate, major policy decisions like an ageing population were sidelined.

Both the major parties sought to appeal to the so-called ‘grey vote’, but it seems that one debate was left out: what do we call the group of voters over the age of 65? Or even 50?

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