Victoria’s historic euthanasia bill passes vote

Victorian MPs have approved controversialvoluntary euthanasia laws.

Victoria becomes the first state to legalise euthanasia

Grandparents a health risk for children: research

Immobile, overindulgent with treats and even smoke around children.

Former teen idol David Cassidy dies aged 67

David Cassidy has died at the age of 67 after suffering from organ failure.

The Patridge Family star suffered organ failure

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LIVE BLOG: Socceroos' Ange Postecoglou quits before World Cup

Coach Ange Postecoglou. Picture: Toby Zerna

It follows weeks of speculation on Postecoglou’s future as Socceroos coach.

Elderly woman dies after hit-and-run in North Toowoomba

Toowoomba police would like to speak to the driver of a teal coloured sedan, believed to be a 2011-2013 Holden Cruze that was either a CDX or CRI model (similar to the one pictured).

Police appeal for witnesses to hit and run

Learn about identifying and managing hearing loss

HEARING LOSS: Read expert tips for Seniors on identifying and dealing with hearing loss.

Expert tips for Seniors on identifying and dealing with hearing loss

Hospital celebrates history

Former nurse Claire McCarthy talks about St Vincent's Private Hospital's...

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Elderly nomad called this bus a home for more than 30 years

LEE Blake has lived on a converted passenger bus for more than 30 years, and says she feels safer on the road than anywhere else.

Grey nomads sick of being called camping 'free loaders'

Grey nomads are sick of being called free loaders.

"We don't want to stay in caravan parks that charge over $25"

Go west to kick up your heels at new resort

GREY NOMADS: The old Mt Gipps hotel near Broken Hill.

A new $5m outback resort is announced for Broken Hill.

Grey nomads deliver brutally frank message to CQ council

A senior couple having fun camping with camper van.

'We're not going to come if two days later we have to pack up'

LETTERS: Free camping issue is a complicated one

Free camping by grey nomads has become a contentious issue.

Grey nomads say the free camping issue is complex.

OPINION: Why this nomad doesn't need caravan parks

A Rockhampton nomad weighs in on caravan park debate after Yeppoon's lack of free camping areas left one couple claiming they may never return.

David Rickertt says some are 'out of touch' with modern travellers

Grandma's cookbook: Recipes to spark taste buds, memory

THE best recipes are the old recipes and we've got two of the very best straight from grandma's cookbook.

RECIPE: Mez's Cauli Salad

Surprisingly lovely cauliflower salad.

I have had this salad many times and it's healthy and tastes great.

RECIPE: Delicious BBQ Prawns and Garlic Mayo

BBQ marinated prawns are a simple addition to the meal.

These BBQ prawns are so easy to make.

Recycling can be a good daily habit

GO GREEN: National Recycling Week 2017 is from Monday, November 13 to Sunday, November 19 but all year round is ideal.

There are many ways to donate, trade and exchange unwanted items.

RECIPE: How to cook the perfect steak

Perfect medium-rare steak.

I like to use a nice piece of rump for the barbie.

RECIPE: Easy Chocolate Truffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles.

THESE little beauties are from my childhood

Recipe: Double Choc fudge cookies

DELICIOUS: Double Choc Fudge Cookies.

DELICIOUS cookies to have with a great cup of coffee

Prenup court ruling good reminder to be careful

LAST week's High Court prenuptial agreement decision took many legal experts by surprise and served as a wake-up call.

Do you buy life insurance inside or outside super?

PLANNING AHEAD: The pros and cons of superannuation life insurance cover.

Learn more about life insurance, its benefits and disadvantages.

How you can buy a racehorse using your super

SUPER HORSE: Is it possible to own a racehorse inside a SMSF?

Is it possible to own a racehorse inside a SMSF?

Would you cash in your super to be slim?

Would you hit your super for weight-loss surgery?

How one phone call saved me $275

Don’t be caught out of pocket when something goes wrong. Photo: istock

Insurance policy renewals never the best deal

Downsizing not always the answer in retirement

Downsizing in retirement may sound attractive but is not always the answer, Paul Clitheroe says.

Moving to a smaller place may not be a quick-fix solution

Good advice on active and passive investment choices

MONEY: Tips on deciding how to allocate and invest retirement funds, choosing active over passive.

Tips on deciding how to allocate and invest retirement funds.

Federal grant a step in right direction for orthotics

IF YOU accept bad knees, dodgy hips and an aching back as a normal part of ageing, you may want to think again.

Grandparents Day an event for the whole family

Lisa Wilson and Ashlea Heisner - Teddy Bears' Picnic.

BRING the whole family to celebrate national Grandparents Day

Sunshine Coast family take STEPS to better education

Noosa mother Sue Arnold, 53 and her two daughters Lisa, 32 and Lauren, 25.

The family that studies together stays together.

Who said people don't read books anymore?

Volunteers Lachlan and Aidan Stone from Toowoomba who helped set up the Bookfest and serve the many customers.

That myth was de bunked at the 4th Annual Quota Bookfest.

Internet star: Senior wins hearts in beautiful picture

Who says seniors aren’t the leaders of the pack?!

New generation has chance to feel the forest

Intergenerational connections grow as environmental knowledge is shared and enjoyed.

O'Reilly family heritage linked to the restoration of the forest.

Learn how to cook without the stress with Wasabi

Wasabi restaurant, Noosa Heads.

Wasabi classes take the stress out of the kitchen.

About time! Fees on paper bills to be reviewed

NO ACCESS to digital billing may be adding to the cost of living for seniors as businesses push for everyone to receive accounts digitally.

What about me? When financial institutions transform

MONEY: Learn about credit unions and societies changing their structure.

Learn about credit unions and societies changing their structure.

Men's Health: 5 top things to know, and do in Movember

MEN'S HEALTH: Movember ambassador, INXS musician and prostate cancer survivor Kirk Pengilly was Australian men to starting talking to each other, and those can support them.

Time to start talking and walking fellows.

Scotty Cam searches for the great Aussie shed

BOOKS: Join Scott Cam as he takes you on a journey through his top 20 Aussie sheds.

Check out Scotty's top choices of Australia's backyard icon.

Campus native fauna captured for inaugural competition

The winners of University of the Sunshine Coast student's inaugural Gerard Mills Memorial Prizes for Wildlife Photography - Jackson Weaver 3rd, Kate Berry 2nd and Tyler Nicholls 1st.

Enjoy the photos of Aussie fauna taken by aspiring photographers.

Cully Fest 'more than you imagine' at new home

The 2017 Cully Fest is bigger and more jam-packed than ever at its new home of Toowoomba Showgrounds.

Foster carers are many dogs' best friends

BUNDLE OF FUN: Judy Kuhn with Spike, the runt of a litter of 13, fostered for Toowoomba RSPCA, and now in a new forever home.

JUDY and Carl Kuhn have been animal foster parents for 10 years

Wheelwright workshops help keep family tradition alive

HERITAGE TRADE: Kerry Riehl spreads his passion for making wheels to keep the skill alive.

Kerry Riehl want to keep wheelwrighting alive

'Humbled' leader takes out business award

HONOURED: Mary Wagner is humbled to have an award made in her name at the Downs Women in Business Awards pictured with her husband Henry.

The Women in Business Awards are celebrating their third year

Carnival of Flowers has its crafty side

Toowoomba Carnival of flowers never disappoints.

IT'S no secret that it's Carnival of flowers time again

Play School favourite falls to the dark side

AGELESS: Andrew McFarlane has been part of our TV lives since the 1970s, but his love of life and career show no signs of slowing.

Actor swaps loveable toys for grittier, darker roles.

Take a walk on Toowoomba's darker side

NOT ALL IT SEEMS: Darker Side Tour organiser Paul Herbert looks out from his office on a Toowoomba that hides many historical secrets.

DISCOVER the other side of Toowoomba's fascinating past.

Seniors prove you're never too old to be tech savvy

TWEED resident, Frank Birkin was among graduates of the Tech Savvy Seniors computer course and picked up his certificate five days before his 100th birthday.

What's On: Gold Coast

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast celebrates some of the most iconic images from the past century of fashion at the Gold Coast City Gallery.

What's happening in your region throughout November and December

Australian aged care standards 'impress' expert

Professor Tine Rostgaard, Gwen Pryke, Mel Jones, John Pryke

Professor Tine Rostgaard gains first-hand knowledge of services.

Couple bash out ‘fun and silliness’ for good cause

VARIETY BASH: Richard and Sue Nevins passed on their love of the Variety Bash to their children Lizzy and Jack.

Having fun for a good cause as annual Bash gets on the road again.

Pleasure of stitching goes on show

Ages-old crafts like creative needlework will be on show in the Pleasure of Stitching exhibition.

Ages-old crafts like needlework will be on show at the exhibition.

'Veranda post town' will transform with Writers Expo

BOWRAVILLE is promoted to tourists as 'the veranda post town' but on Sunday, November 19 it will be 'the literary town'.

Community Notices: Coffs Coast and Clarence Valley

COLOURFUL GROUP: Members of the Probus Club of Coffs City recently had a very enjoyable morning tea amongst the spring time display at Total Gardens.

What's happening in your region for October and November.

What's on: Coffs Coast and Clarence Valley

CANCER GALA: Paul Mercurio, star of Baz Luhrmann's Australian film Strictly Ballroom, will be the celebrity judge of the 2017 Stars of the Coffs Coast Dance for Cancer gala fundraising night at C.ex Coffs on October 28.

What's happening in your region in October and November.

Grafton's miracle child has lived a healthy life

Little Judith Davidson (now Piercy) on her 9th birthday at Grafton Hospital in 1957, wearing her special dress.

Judith (nee Davidson) should not have survived her 9th birthday.

Single and ready to travel? Scandinavia is your destination

Brightly painted buildings are a feature of Nyhavn, a 17th century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

Christine Byrne has worked in the travel industry for 44 years.

Iron lung inhales interest at Schaeffer House

MIRACLE BOX: Schaeffer House volunteer Suzanne Gibson in the museum's medical section with the iron lung. The tall structure behind it is an X-ray machine.

The iron lung did not become obsolete until the 1950s.

AVEO opens first stage of Newcastle development

EIGHTY percent of the 50 properties in Aveo Newcastle's Stage 1 have sold, which comprises two-bedroom independent living villas priced from $399,000.

MP, Mayor join forces as protest grows against CommBank

WHICH BANK … IS NEXT?: Member for Dobell, Emma McBride, joins members of the Toukley Senior Citizens at the Commonwealth Bank recently to sign their petition and support their campaign to save the local branch.

Seniors lead the charge in protesting bank closure.

Leagues Club transforms into the 'Heart of the Coast'

The Central Coast Leagues Club has undergone a major transformation.

“The club aspires to be recognised as the 'Heart of the Coast'."

'Walk in my shoes': MP looks to unite ‘unsung heroes’

Federal Member for Dobell Emma McBride.

“Carers are the unsung heroes in our community."

Harry's still jazzed with Coast life at 89

AT THE CONTROLS: Harry Harman at the desk for his weekly jazz program on Radio Five-0-Plus 93.3FM.

Happy, healthy, active and alert, Harry Harman is 89.

Sure footed: Seven steps to prevent falling

A few lifestyle changes can minimise the risk of falls.

Companions choir hits bazaar note by the sea

JUST FOR FUN: The Companions choir will sing at the ETTALONG 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre's Bazaar by the Sea on Saturday, October 28.

ETTALONG 50+ will host its first Bazaar by the Sea on October 28.

FLEA MARKET FIND: Billy the Kid photo worth millions

A PHOTO that allegedly depicts gunslinger Billy the Kid sitting with the man who shot him down could fetch more than $US5 million.

Baby, man, 90 taken to hospital after house fire

A 3-month old baby and a 90-year-old man were transported to hospital following a house fire in Coffs Harbour.

Investigations underway following fire on weekend

Partridge Family's David Cassidy in critical condition

David Cassidy

David Cassidy is in a critical condition

What happens when a grandma is left to raise her grandkids?

Carole Smith (pictured here with husband Ray): “The hardest part has been the social isolation. You lose your friends. They have raised their kids and are off doing their own thing.” (Pic: Jason Edwards)

Grandmother primary caregiver of five grandchildren under four.

John Jarratt denies assault claims

Aussie ‘Wolf Creek’ actor John Jarratt has responded to sexual assault accusations. Picture: Supplied.

Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt has responded to assault claims

NBN will present the elderly with headache

NBN debacle delivered by the Turnbull Government is leaving many elderly and incapacitated people totally stranded

Essential to monitor our aged care providers

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I think it is essential we monitor our aged care providers.

Representatives need to know what we want

Former Attorney General Nicola Roxon.

How many let elected representatives know what they think or need?

Bad call set to leave elderly high and dry

A reader is concerned that under a new system during a power blackout the phone will not work.

Whenever there is a power blackout the new phone will not work.

YOUR SAY: 'A smack never did me any harm'

Does smacking hurt children? people have many different opinions.

The Fraser Coast has responded to a new study on smacking.

How soon is too soon to put your Christmas tree up?

When does the tree go up in your household? How soon is too soon?

It's obvious that the early Christmas marketing is working.

premium_icon Euthanasia move takes us back to Hitler's policies

Voluntary euthanasia laws have passed the lower house in Victoria. Picture: Thinkstock

Legalised euthanasia is little more than state-sanctioned murder