As of today, the 1st February 2018, there is codeine control in Australia. We will join 26 other countries who have also introduced codeine control. If you want a painkiller that has codeine it will no longer be available over the counter (OTC) at the […]
Gathering the straws of life together
Where you find people, you usually find passion and politics. People, whether they are our loved ones or friends, people are important. We rely on other people. It is difficult to live a life without communicating and caring about others. I have heard people say […]
There are upsides and downsides to health care in Australia. The upside is that we all have access to health care through public hospitals and the universal health care system, Medicare. When you have private health care insurance, the upside is you have more choices. […]
The Naked Retiree, getting older, tired and depressed should now be creating a Mediterranean Garden. There is more than one reason that the naked retiree must get out in the garden. Already, many retirees have felt the heavy hand of the Federal Government changes to […]
What is the naked truth about age pension entitlements? The current rhetoric from the Federal Government is that the age pension should be a “safety net” not an “entitlement”. So, what has changed? To find out I briefly examined the history of social welfare in […]
I believe that developing resilience is a key for many older Australians who are heading towards the status of a “naked retiree”. It may not happen in the next week, month or year but with the current changes regarding the age pension it will happen, unless of course what comes is that unexpected windfall – a lotto win or an inheritance!