Media releases

NARI issues media releases about our work and provides comment and information on issues about positive ageing, our research and issues affecting older Australians.

NARI researchers also contribute articles to journals, magazines, radio or other media on request.        

Media inquiries: Penny Underwood on (03) 9818 8540 or

Inquiry into retirement villages welcomes


The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) today welcomed the inquiry into the retirement housing sector.

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New website to keep older people healthy in hospital


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Why are we abusing our parents? The ugly facts of family violence and ageism


Briony Dow discusses the nature and extent of elder abuse in Australia and how it can be prevented.

We need to see a culture and model of care in which older people are valued and respected, write Sue Malta and Briony Dow.


Our Executive Director Associate Professor Briony Dow and Social Connections and Relationships Stream Leader Dr Sue Malta are clear in their viewpoint: We need to see a culture and model of care in which older people are valued and respected.

New ways to assist health professional detect depression and anxiety on older Chinese Australians


An Australian-first study on depression and anxiety among older Chinese immigrants has shown that one in five participants had clinically significant symptoms of depression and one in 10 exhibited clinically-significant symptoms of anxiety. Releases are also available in Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Please email

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