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The number of Australians living in rural areas varies with the state, with some residing in areas considered “remote” and “very remote.” The Land Down Under is unique not only for its culture and vast, varying landscape, but for the fact that it has become one of the most urbanised countries in the world, with 69 per cent of the population residing in major cities, according to 2011 figures from the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Advantaged Care »

The Kresners had been involved in property development for nearly half a century when the failing health of the family patriarch inspired the clan to strike out in a new direction. “We got into the [aged care] industry through personal experience,” Advantaged Care Managing Director Michael Kresner recalls. “My late grandfather’s health deteriorated very quickly. We looked for what we ho

Advantaged Care
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ACT Health »

In many ways, Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory are particularly favoured in comparison to other states. In particular, this community currently enjoys one of the best life expectancies and health statuses of any jurisdiction in Australia, rendering the ACT one of the healthiest communities in the world.

ACT Health
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Athlegen »

Athlegen is a market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of massage and treatment equipment. The company’s story begins in the 1980s, when running enthusiast Jeff Toering and triathlete Rick Schmidt took a massage class in Adelaide...

Athlegen
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Equipmed »

Equipmed is a leading cosmeceutical, dermatological, disinfection and aesthetic equipment supplier and manufacturer, with operations in the US, UK and a head office in Sydney. The company has three quite distinct divisions: medical skin, cosmetic skin and infection control...

Equipmed
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Juniper »

As one of WA’s largest aged care organisations with a network of twenty-eight facilities across the state supported by 1,400 staff and 500 volunteers, Juniper has been providing residential and housing support, primary medical care, respite care, social and spiritual support to communities for almost sixty-five years. All of Juniper’s care services are fully accredited under the Australian Gov

Juniper
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Aboriginal Health »

For generations before us, Australia’s Indigenous people enjoyed a rich cultural desert lifestyle, guided by the wisdom of community Elders, whose life experiences and oral histories formed the basis of all knowledge and skills developed by the children of the community. Though children were scarce in these times, those who survived the perils of rural life were allowed a certain autonomy, cons

Aboriginal Health
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Living Longer, Living Better »

Five new bills, introduced into parliament last month, signified a concerted push forward for Australia’s aged care sector. The bills, if passed, will usher in significant reform to the Aged Care Act 1997 – including $1.2 billion to help improve wages and conditions for aged care workers.

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Carinity »

The organisation now offers a comprehensive range of community services throughout Queensland, including aged care, lifestyle (retirement living), education, communities and youth.

Young at Heart
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St Laurence Community Services »

“The goal is helping those who are disadvantaged to become, or to remain, independent and active members of the local community,” CEO Toby O’Connor explains.

Helping People Help Themselves