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Labor focuses on secure work and better pay, but avoids target commitment

Thousands of union members have marched in Brisbane for Labour Day, as Labor promised higher wages and more secure jobs if Anthony Albanese becomes prime minister.

Advance care plan and Will ensure wishes, values, beliefs and future healthcare wants known

Preparing an advance care plan isn’t always about death. Having one is hugely important, as it will be used to ensure your wishes, values, beliefs and future healthcare preferences are known, in case you become incapable of consenting or refusing healthcare for yourself.

Qld to ditch mask mandates, density limits

Queenslanders will ditch indoor face masks and density limits from 6pm today as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to ease.

Queensland health minister calls for Commonwealth probe into all aged care facilities

Queensland health minister Yvette D'Ath has rejected federal aged care services minister Richard Colbeck's claims that the sector isn't in crisis.

Queensland records deadliest day of pandemic, aged care facilities hardest hit

Queensland has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 toll of the pandemic, with 24 people dead, including 16 aged care residents.

Older Queenslanders urged to come forward for third vaccine dose

Queenslanders have built up a substantial wall of immunity to COVID-19 ahead of a potential second wave in winter, but there are concerns older people aren't coming forward for their booster shots.

Qld aged care deaths revealing boosters lag, laments deputy premier

Queensland deputy premier Steven Miles has called out PM Scott Morrison for not ensuring the aged care sector had received third doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. "There is no explanation for why so many people in aged care are double vaccinated but not boosted when the Prime Minister said they would be," Miles said.

Concern as elder abuse calls rise 30 per cent in Queensland

Calls to a Queensland hotline for those facing elder abuse have risen to their highest level since records began, according to a new report. 

‘Social connections’ celebrated during October’s Queensland Seniors Month

Queensland Seniors Month will celebrate the lives of older people in October, with activities and events planned for the entire month.

New Toowoomba aged care community welcomes first resident

Carinity has welcomed the first resident into its new $32-million aged care community in Highfields.

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