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The faster you walk, the better for long term health – especially as you age

OK, you don’t need the poles. But you should pick up the pace. from www.shutterstock.com Some of us like to stroll along and smell the roses, while others march to their destination as quickly as their feet will carry them. A new study out last Friday has found those who report faster walking have lower risk of premature death. We studied just over...

Five ways the Treasurer could boost the budget bottom line

The government should remove age based tax breaks to boost budget revenue. GLENN HUNT/AAP Treasurer Scott Morrison faces a difficult balancing act in the federal budget. He wants to cut income taxes, deliver new infrastructure spending and still reach a surplus by at least 2019. If he’s serious about maintaining the surplus, here are five ways the Treasurer could boost revenue to...

For Australians to have the choice of growing old at home, here is what needs to change

When an ageing person is forced to move out of their family home, that can trigger a host of problems that policy is doing little to prevent. Diego Cervo/Shutterstock Ooh, a storm is threatening my very life today / If I don’t get some shelter / Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away… Mick Jagger won’t ever need to be concerned...

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