News feed: Working for Change

Beware fake tradies

 

As the weather warms up, fake tradies (also known as travelling con men) will be knocking on doors and dropping leaflets, offering home improvement services. Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning ... ...

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Two and a half million Victorian mouths ignored – Victorian Oral Health Alliance

 

“Despite a range of good health measures in the ALP’s election platform, there is still a large hole – public dental care for the 2.5 million Victorians who are eligible” ...

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Shock retirement village costs revealed

 

Some Retirement Villages are charging fees for a two-bedroom apartment that soon add up to the equivalent of renting a luxury waterfront mansion. Residents who live in a village for ... ...

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Have your say on important issues for Australians aged 50+

 

Have your say on important issues for Australians aged 50+ by 23 October and win an iPad 4 Wi-Fi + cellular. This annual survey is designed to understand what the ... ...

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Royal Commission welcome but must not delay action on urgently needed reforms already in train and in the wings

 

Peak older persons advocate, COTA Australia, today welcomed the Royal Commission into aged care for the spotlight it will throw on the challenges facing aged care over the next two ... ...

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Increase in the Utility Relief Grants Scheme

 

The Victorian Government has increased the Utility Relief Grant Scheme (URGS) from $500 to $650 for claims assessed from 1 July 2018. The grant provides help to pay a mains ... ...

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Victorian Election 2018 – an opportunity to get involved

 

COTA Victoria are seeking volunteers to talk to local MPs and candidates about issues important to Victorians 50+. If you would like to be a COTA Victoria ambassador to help ... ...

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Getting your $50 power saving bonus

 

Every Victorian household that accesses the State Government’s energy comparison site – where one can find the best electricity and gas deals – will receive a $50 bonus payment from ... ...

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COTA Commends Victorian Opposition’s support for Retirement Housing Ombudsman

 

Media release 26 June 2018 Mathew Guy (Opposition Leader) and Heidi Victoria (Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs) announce they will establish a Retirement Housing Ombudsman if elected in November. According ... ...

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Earn $50 to visit a website: a reminder

 

The Government is offering a $50 bonus to each household that uses the Victorian Energy Compare website between 1 July and 31 December, 2018. You are not even required to ... ...

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