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Mike Carlton on his mum’s dementia

Posted by: 2UE | 22 October, 2012 - 9:55 AM

Almost 300,000 Australians live with dementia, a crippling disease that will inflict grief not just on the sufferer, but their family. Stuart Bocking with Mike Carlton on his personal journey with his mother.

Each week, there are 1,600 new cases of dementia in Australia. That is expected to grow to 7,400 new diagnoses each week by 2050. Without a significant medical breakthrough, it is expected people with dementia will soar to almost 1 million by 2050.

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Lift dole payments and limit time?

Unemployment skyrocketing in Western Sydney suburbs

Should we lift the amount we pay those unemployed? Jason Morrison says the real push should be getting people off benefits. Work is about as we are importing skilled workers. Should there be a time limit in place?

Can Labor deliver budget surplus?

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan Mid Year Economic Review

Are we being lied to with regard to the state of Australia's financial affairs? Jason Morrison looks at mid-year budget, expected to show shortfalls in revenue but the Treasurer insists he will deliver a surplus.

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