The $18 billion-dollar aged care system needs urgent reform, with long waits for those needing at-home care packages while piles of money for many approved clients sits largely untouched with provider agencies around the country, writes Andrea Michaels.
Australia’s demographic shifts have been apparent for decades, but government inaction means the country faces an urgent need for policy change, writes Andrea Michaels.
The latest figures show poverty is on the increase, particularly for older people and women. More needs to be done by government and corporations to help support South Australia’s most disadvantaged, writes lawyer and state MP Andrea Michaels.
As debate rages about immigration in Australia, we need to ignore the hysterical headlines and remember the old mantra – ‘populate or perish’.
While there are serious systemic problems with the superannuation system, the biggest problem is the lack of attention most Australians pay to their retirement income, argues tax and super lawyer Andrea Michaels.
The federal budget once again avoids the hard work of structural change to Australia’s tax system, writes Adelaide tax lawyer Andrea Michaels.
Australia’s tax debate continues to be mired in uncertainty and piecemeal tinkering, writes Adelaide tax lawyer Andrea Michaels.