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RETIREMENT

YOUR LIFE CHOICES

Provides information for Australian seniors 50 years and over. All you need to know about seniors’ health, work, travel, finances, retirement planning, aged care, centrelink, pensions and seniors’ services. Their motto is “simplifying retirement” and among other publications, produce a quarterly Retirement Affordability Index

www.yourlifechoices.com.au

PRO BONO

Australia’s leading news, jobs, events, research and funding resources for the not-for-profit and charity sector.

 

www.probonoaustralia.com.au

OVER 60

For those over 60 with advice and tips on home and garden, food and wine, finance, pets, family, travel, health, beauty and style, fitness, dating, technology, studying and legal. Get articles, share stories and discover great offers.

www.oversixty.com.au

FIFTYUP CLUB

Created in 2013 to help consumers 50 and over to get the discounts, special offers, information and influence we deserve.

www.fiftyupclub.com

OPSO

All-volunteer group of retired and semi-retired professionals who advocate on behalf of seniors – Australians aged over 50

 

www.opso.com.au

THE ADEQUACY OF THE AGE PENSION IN AUSTRALIA

The report examines the adequacy of the age pension, both qualitatively through focus groups and meetings, and quantitatively through analysis of social survey date

www.percapita.org.au/research/adequacy-age-pension-australia

ALTERNATIVE AGED CARE ASSESSMENT, CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND FUNDING MODELS

In line with recent efforts towards aged care funding reform, the Australian Government Department of Health commissioned AHSRI to undertake a review and develop options for an approved funding model for residential aged care (there is a second volume to accompany this

 www.agedcare.health.gov.au/reform/residential-aged-care-reform

NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA

National organisation for seniors over 50, with benefits for membership. Also act as political lobbyists for seniors

www.nationalseniors.com.au

COUNCIL ON THE AGEING

The peak policy development, advocacy and representation organisation form older Australians,

www.cota.org.au

AGED CARE

MY AGED CARE

Established by the Australian Government, can help you find information about aged care services and what you need to do to receive them. Information for both users and service providers

www.myagedcare.gov.au

CARER GATEWAY

National online and phone service that provides practical information and resources

www.carergateway.gov.au

CARER QUEENSLAND

Peak body representing and advocating on behalf of carers throughout Queensland

www.carersqld.asn.au

AGED ARE COMPLAINTS – GUIDELINES

Developed for the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, they outline how the complaints management framework works and the procedures followed when receiving and resolving complaints

www.agedcarecomplaints.gov.au

ELDER ABUSE – A NATIONAL LEGAL RESPONSE

The report covers Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse and safeguard their autonomy.   The report includes 43 recommendations for law reform.

www.alrc.gov.au

go to Publications

REAL CHOICE FOR AGEING AUSTRALIANS

Research report from the Centre of Independent Studies on achieving the benefits of consumer-directed aged care

www.cis.org.au/publications/research-report/real-choice

DOING IT TOUGH

Wesley Mission Brisbane in partnership with COTA and independent research firm Urbis have completed a focused study of older women’s experience of living in poverty and disadvantage across Queensland.

www.cotaqld.org.au/2015/11/doing-it-tough

QUEENSLAND COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICES

State wide peak body for individuals and organisations working in the social and community services sector. Undertakes informed advocacy and supports a strong community sector

www.qcoss.org.au

QCOSS COMMUNITY DOOR

Gateway for community-managed organisations in Queensland to access key information to assist in all aspects of the operations of their service.

www.communitydoor.org.au

HEALTH

PUBLIC HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY

Research report from the Centre for Independent Studies into a model of government and patient cost-sharing for public hospitals

www.cis.org.au/publications/research-reports/rr30

GENERAL 

REPORT ON GOVERNMENT SERVICES

This is an annual report, depicting data on many Government Services. It is made up of 7 volumes containing 18 chapters. Volume F is termed Community Services and a chapter is devoted to Aged Care Services 

How to find what you need in ROGS

www.pc.gov.au/rogs





www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/report-on-government-services/2017/how-to-RoGS-2017.pdf

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME AND ALZHEIMER’S

Toolkit for people living with younger onset dementia and their carers

www.dementia.org.au

Link: NDIS Toolkit for people living with Younger Onset Dementia