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Selling or giving away a cat or dog?Dog & cat

Services NSW advises that from 1 July 2019, people advertising kittens, cats, puppies or dogs for sale or to give away in NSW will need to include in advertisements an identification number (i.e. microchip, breeder or organisation No.). More information.

Older sad manElder abuse awareness

Elder abuse can be physical, emotional or financial. In situations where there is an expectation of trust this can be very distressing for the elderly. Sometimes third parties ingratiate themselves with the older person for financial advantage and they can easily fall victims to scams.

We need to be aware of the issues and discuss it openly. A useful resource has been produced by Catherine Henry Lawyers. See Catherine Henry Lawyers article. See also Older people legal topics by Catherine Henry Lawyers. See also Elder Abuse Help page.

The future of retail shoppingGraph

This graph of retail profit margins from The Conversation 4 September 2017 is old news now but illustrates how tough it has been in retail for awhile now.

Dr Jason Pallant of Swinburne University Melbourne was interviewed on ABC Radio Central West on 5 June 2019 by Myf Warhurst about shopping centres becoming more "experiential" and the future of retail shopping. (Listen to McDonald's restaurants in Austria will function as US embassies)

Dr Pallant thinks that shopping centres need to become the "third place" to go after home and work. They need to provide a range of services and facilities that are useful and meaningful to us not just shops. For example, they may include restaurants, medical services, playgrounds and be adjacent to sporting facilities.

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