The grandparents selling homes and dipping into super to care for their grandchildren

The grandparents selling homes and dipping into super to care for their grandchildren

Updated May 18, 2018 07:11:07 Photo: Grandparents caring for their grandchildren say there are many costs to think about besides clothing and food. (ABC News: Nancy Notzon) Related Story: ‘Children in harm’s way every day’ as NSW child protection system failing: report Related Story: The grandparents who quit work to …

Brisbane Broncos pip Sydney Roosters in NRL thriller, Warriors take care of Parramatta Eels

Brisbane Broncos pip Sydney Roosters in NRL thriller, Warriors take care of Parramatta Eels

Updated May 18, 2018 23:00:21 Two late tries handed the Brisbane Broncos a 28-22 victory against the Sydney Roosters, while the Warriors celebrated a 24-14 triumph over Parramatta. Isaako, Roberts star as Broncos edge out Roosters Photo: Jamayne Isaako touches down for the first of his two tries against the …

Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Posted May 13, 2018 15:36:06 Photo: The Queensland Nurses Union is calling for carer to patient ratios in aged care facilities. (ABC: Melanie Pearce) Some elderly patients in Queensland aged care homes are only being showered once a week while others have remained undiagnosed with broken hips or gone unmedicated …

Mt Gambier’s health care suffering due to unaffordability and unreliability of flights, experts say

Mt Gambier’s health care suffering due to unaffordability and unreliability of flights, experts say

Updated May 11, 2018 16:24:51 Unreliable and unaffordable air services are adversely affecting health care in the Mt Gambier area, experts in South Australia’s largest regional city say. Key points: Locals raised concerns in Senate inquiry into flight prices in regional, rural, remote areas Patients waiting long times to see …

Tasmanian child protection whistleblowers detail claims of abuse in foster care

Tasmanian child protection whistleblowers detail claims of abuse in foster care

Posted May 10, 2018 19:46:45 Whistleblowers have detailed allegations of child abuse in foster care, saying the Tasmanian Government is so desperate to house vulnerable children they are being sent to abusive out-of-home care environments. The ABC has changed the name of the two child protection workers to protect their …

Sir Alex Ferguson out of intensive care, says Manchester United, after surgery for brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson out of intensive care, says Manchester United, after surgery for brain haemorrhage

Posted May 10, 2018 06:37:28 Photo: Sir Alex Ferguson remains in hospital but out of intensive care following surgery for a brain haemorrhage. (Reuters: Carl Recine) Related Story: Sir Alex Ferguson undergoes emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care but …

Canberra aged care worker cleared after being accused of strangling colleague over biscuits

Canberra aged care worker cleared after being accused of strangling colleague over biscuits

Updated May 09, 2018 17:09:53 A Canberra aged care worker, who was accused of grabbing a 17-year-old colleague by the throat and yelling “I could kill you” after she ordered too many biscuits, has been cleared. Lakshman Senanayake was charged with assault over the incident, which took place in June …

Community sponsorship program taking on the care of refugees deemed a success, groups push for expansion

Community sponsorship program taking on the care of refugees deemed a success, groups push for expansion

Updated May 09, 2018 19:30:38 Photo: Armenian refugee Mano Derboghossian and his daughter Hasmig in their home in Chatswood. (ABC News: Laura Brierley Newton) Armenian refugee Mano Derboghossian looks like any other affectionate father as seven-month-old Hasmig bounces on his knee. As the sun streams in through the window of …

Budget 2018: Boost to aged care welcomed but ‘far short of what is required’

Budget 2018: Boost to aged care welcomed but ‘far short of what is required’

Updated May 09, 2018 17:49:44 Photo: David Napier, 71, is convinced he will never go into residential care. (ABC News: Barbara Miller) Related Story: Aged-care sector gets $1.6b for at-home care Related Story: Government scrambles to respond to growing queue for home-care packages Older Australians were a major focus of …

Asbestos victim who can’t care for sick wife sues James Hardie in $6 million landmark trial

Asbestos victim who can’t care for sick wife sues James Hardie in $6 million landmark trial

Updated May 08, 2018 12:37:32 A former carpenter with terminal cancer is suing asbestos manufacturer James Hardie for almost $6 million, in a landmark trial in the Supreme Court in Brisbane. Sydney Lacey was exposed to the company’s products while working as a carpenter in Queensland in the late 1970s …