COTA Australia National Policy Forum
National Policy Forums

National Policy Forums

Hosted by the National Policy Council, COTA Australia's Forums are high level strategic events that explore the opportunities and challenges that face older Australians as they seek to participate in our community.

National Policy Forum 2017

Housing security is a basic human need and human right.

At this year's COTA National Policy Forum we place the spotlight on what housing means in later life and explore current policy issues and future trends around housing for older Australians.

The Forum will bring together an exciting line-up of policy makers, academics, consumers, advocates and others to discuss some of the pressing housing issues of our time and how they affect older people.

Visit the 2017 Forum page

Download the presentations from the 2017 forum.

Previous Forums

In 2016 COTA Australia explored how to make primary health care more responsive to the needs of older Australians and contribute to greater wellbeing in later life. Visit the 2016 Forum page

The genders have a very different experience of later life. In 2015 COTA Australia explored what it takes to ensure that the genders are equally well prepared having the best possible experience in later life. Visit the 2015 Forum page to find out more.

The 2014 forum explored what it might take to create an Australia for all Ages. The aim was to consifer a more intergated approach to Australia's rapidly ageing society. Download the presentations from each speaker.

In 2013 the forum, titled Rights, Respect and Recognition: A new deal for older Australians, focussed on the human rights framework in Australia and discussed such issues as the right to housing, employment, health and exploring what constitutes a reasonable standard of living. Click Here for more information on the 2013 National Policy Forum.

The 2012 forum took place on Tuesday 15 May 2012 in Canberra.  The topic was “Wellness – body and mind”.  Click Here to access information and presentations from the 2012 forum.

The 2011 forum was held on 17 May 2011 in Canberra.  It looked at ageing in rural, regional and remote Australia. Click Here to access information and presentations from the 2011 forum. 

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