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The National Advocate is distributed electronically each month to 40,000-plus subscribers.
Our print newsletter, News for You is published 2-3 times a year and the printed copies are distributed to all residential aged care homes across the country

The National Advocate

Stay up to date on issues that affect older peopleand what OPAN is doing to address them. Our popular monthly newsletter also features stories about advocacy in action and older people’s experiences of the aged care sector. 


June 2024- Intimacy
May 2024
– Medication and Federal Budget
April 2024 – Veterans in Aged Care
March 2024 – Exposure Draft and Aged Care Taskforce Report
February 2024 – Transport
January 2024 – Aged Care Act Exposure Draft consultations.

News for You

We distribute 180,000 copies of our glossy print newsletter to 2,500 aged care homes across Australia two or three times a year. News for You addresses the residential aged care experience from the point of view of those who live there. It includes practical information and helpful tips as well as fun puzzles. 

Click on your state or territory to explore current and past issues.

2024 issue 9

Explore issue 9, printed and distributed to aged care homes across Australia in April 2024.

Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia, Queensland

ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service, Australian Capital Territory

Advocare, Western Australia

Aged Rights Advocacy Service, South Australia

CatholicCare NT, Central Northern Territory version

Darwin Community Legal Services, Northern Territory

Elder Rights Advocacy, Victoria

Seniors Rights Service, New South Wales

Older Persons Advocacy Network version