Dagmar Parsons takes over from Michael O’Neill as chief executive, while the consumer peak has also appointed Sarah Saunders to the new role of chief advocate to ramp up lobbying.
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Leading Age Services Australia appoints a new chief executive officer as it moves to adopt a national model, becoming the third national peak body in the sector to announce a leadership change in recent weeks.
Seniors groups and retirement living providers have backed calls from the Productivity Commission for federal and state governments to streamline planning processes to address the pressing shortage of age-friendly accommodation.
Providers and peak bodies respond to Wednesday’s surprise announcement from Sussan Ley that she has been appointed Minister for Aged Care.
The government’s changes to the pension have been described as a “mixed bag” for seniors, while a financial planner says they could be bad news for aged care financing.
Seniors’ groups say this latest survey should be a wake-up call to employers and policymakers, as a third of the so-called ‘grey army’ give up their job hunt.
Australia must hire and keep more older people and women in the workforce to lift economic and income growth and offset a decline in labour participation over the next 40 years, according to the government’s latest Intergenerational Report.
After months of speculation, aged services stakeholders will finally see what the Federal Budget 2014-15 holds for the sector when it is handed down by the Treasurer Joe Hockey on Tuesday evening.
National Seniors is calling on governments take the lead in changing ageist labour market attitudes following a new report which reveals high levels of real and perceived age-discrimination in the Australian labour market.
The commonwealth government is calling on the state and territory governments to waive stamp duty for pensioners to assist them with downsizing the family home.
New research from National Seniors Australia has shown that older people are more likely to consider moving to a retirement village if they feel disconnected within their current neighbourhood.
Seniors advocacy group National Seniors has warned policy makers against making changes to superannuation to raise funds for election promises, in light of speculation super could be targeted in the May budget.
Christmas can be a lonely time of year for the elderly who are on their own. And it can also be a busy time for aged care facilities taking calls from concerned family members.
Residential aged care operators have 18 months to install sprinkler systems in their facilities, bringing them into line with Victoria and Queensland regulations. Consumer advocates praise the new regulations while providers express timeline concerns.