Tax help for Riverton Residents
Residents who live in Parkwood, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley and Willetton will once again have the opportunity to utilise the free Tax Help Centre that will be operating in my Electorate Office from July until October 31.
This community service, run by the Australian Tax Office, will available for eligible Riverton constituents who earn less than $50 000 per year. The free service has been operating in my office for the past five years, and has proved very successful in assisting residents complete their tax returns.
The free Tax Help service is run by accredited Tax Help volunteers and is ideal for low income earners, including students, seniors, or individuals who are completing their tax returns for the first time.
If you would like to book a confidential appointment and access this free Tax Help service or require any further information, please call my electorate office on 9457 1282.
World Continence Week 2014 - June 23-29
With more than 4.8 million Australians experiencing bladder or bowel control problems, the Continence Foundation of Australia's vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. World Continence Week is an initiative of the International Continence Society and is an opportunity to promote this rarely discussed and often dismissed health problem.
The year's theme, Managing the Mother Load, is aimed to raise awareness of pregnancy and pelvic floor health among pregnant and postnatal women, particularly given the large numbers of women who experience incontinence as a result of having children.
What is interesting is that most people think that bladder weakness is only linked to ageing or childbirth; the fact is that bladder and bowel control issues affect one in four people, they can affect men, women and children of all ages and they will not get better on their own. Most important is that most cases of bladder and bowel control problems can be effectively treated, managed or in many cases, cured.
As part of World Incontinence Week, I urge anyone suffering from bladder or bowel control issues to seek help from their doctor or qualified health professional. There is no excuse for not seeking help, so if you're too embarrassed to speak to someone in person, you can get free professional advice by phoning the Australian Government''s National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66 (between 8am-8pm AEST Monday to Friday). Continence nurse advisors staff the Helpline and can provide you with confidential advice, referrals for local continence services and assist with government subsidy schemes for continence products.
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