Response to Retirement Housing Inquiry fails to provide access to justice

Joint media release from Consumer Action, COTA, HHAG and RRVV: After six months of waiting, the Victorian Government has responded to the Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector, conducted by the Victorian Legislative Council.   The Victorian Government’s response to the Parliamentary Inquiry has failed to deliver, according to retirement housing residents and advocates. Despite nearly [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Ageing|0 Comments

Macquarie University Launches New Retirement Villages Calculator

Click here to see the original press release from Macquarie University, and here to jump straight to the calculator. The challenges of comparing the cost of retirement villages will get much easier with today’s launch of Macquarie University’s retirement village calculator, the first of its kind in Australia. The free calculator, available at takes [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Ageing|0 Comments

Consumer Action Launch Campaign for Retirement Housing Reform

Consumer Action Law Centre have launched a campaign urging reform in the Retirement Housing Industry following joint Four Corners/Fairfax Media investigations that brought to light the lengthy contracts, exploitation and crippling exit fees that dog the industry. Consumer Action say that while the revelations have shocked many, the issue is nothing new and the sector is crying out [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Ageing, Campaigns|0 Comments

Standards Australia releases Issues Paper to support APEC’s Silver Economy

Standards Australia has released an Issues Paper titled The Role of Standards and Innovation for Driving APEC’s Silver Economy, providing insights to assist Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies to prepare for the challenges and opportunities created by ageing societies. In 2016, Standards Australia and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, on behalf of [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Ageing, Regulator news and government inquiries, Standards|0 Comments