In a few months Michael O’Neill will pass the National Seniors baton on to a new chief executive. At Parliament House, in a pause between meetings, he shares with Sarah Saunders the highs and lows of ten eventful years.
It is early autumn, and one of the last sitting weeks of the federal parliament before the annual May budget.
Detour a little west and you’ll not only escape South East Queensland’s infamous crowds but also discover a foodie’s paradise. Rosemary Desmond samples Stanthorpe’s tree-ripened apples and full-bodied reds.
If you fancy burning off some of your indulgence, the Girraween National Park is just is 26km south of Stanthorpe.
Finances are a major factor, and understanding how much it will all cost can be confusing.
The starting question for anyone contemplating residential age care is always: But how much does it cost? Here, Craig Hall from National Seniors’ Financial Information Desk has a rundown of what you could be up for.