Rights, respect, recognition: a new deal for older Australians

COTA Australia's National Policy Forum 2013

The forum was held on Tuesday 23 July 2013 9am-5pm National Press Club Canberra

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The forum focussed on the human rights framework in Australia, and discussed such issues as the right to housing, employment and health as well as exploring what constitutes a reasonable standard of living.


Master of Ceremonies:

peter mares Peter Mares, Broadcaster and social commentator View Bio


Election Panel:
Participants have a unique opportunity to hear from and put their questions to a high profile panel on issues related to older Australians.


Panel Speakers:

Jacinta Collins Senator the Hon. Jacinta Collins MP, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing View Bio
Bronwyn Bishop The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop, Shadow Minister for Seniors View Bio
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Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens spokesperson on ageing View Bio Read Speech transcript


Speakers Include:

Carol Bennett Carol Bennett, CEO Consumer Health Forum View Bio View Presentation
Ross Clare Ross Clare, Director of Research, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia View Bio View Presentation
jennifer clarke Jennifer Clarke, Policy and Research Officer, Homelessness Australia View Bio
brian howe The Hon. Brian Howe, Member of the Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing View Bio Read Speech transcript
pino migliorino Pino Migliorino, Chairperson, Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) View Bio Read Speech transcript
ashley moore Ashley Moore, Associate Director, Urbis View Bio View Presentation
simon rice Professor Simon Rice OAM View Bio Read Speech Transcript
ian yates Ian Yates AM, CE COTA Australia View Bio


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