New ABS Data Highlights Older Australians Value To Economy
18/10/2016 - Australia’s leading seniors’ advocacy body, COTA Australia, has welcomed the release of the national Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers 2015 as a critical tool to help governments plan for the challenges and opportunities of Australia’s changing population mix.
Older Australians Urged To Take Part In Census
9/8/2016 - COTA Australia is urging Australians to take part in the Census of Population and Housing (Census) today, saying its results are essential to determining what services are needed for older Australians and where.
Greens Ageing Policy Will Improve Lives Of Older Australians
21/6/2016 - Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today welcomed the first major party’s policy on ageing Equality and Compassion: Supporting older Australians by the Australian Greens, that includes commitments on more choice and control in aged care, improving mature age work opportunities and providing funds for dementia and palliative care.
Older Australians demand better aged care this election
23/5/2016 - An alliance of 48 aged care groups will today launch a national campaign to put aged care on the election agenda after silence from the major parties on how they will address the aged care needs of older Australians. Media release by the National Aged Care Alliance.
BUDGET 2016: some great news, some missed opportunities, some concerns
3/5/2016 - Australia’s leading seniors’ advocacy organisation, COTA Australia, today labeled the overall effect of the 2016 Federal budget a mixed bag for older people with some great measures around superannuation but missed opportunities in aged care, housing and mature age employment.
BUDGET 2016: Superannuation Reform Package Welcomed
3/5/2016 - Australia's leading seniors advocacy organisation, COTA Australia, welcomed the package of initiatives in the Federal budget which better target superannuation tax concessions, lift age restrictions on contributions, provide opportunities for women and people on low incomes to better save for retirement, and make the system more flexible and responsive to retirement needs.
COTA welcomes Senate report on superannuation gender gap
29/4/2016 - Australia's leading seniors advocate has welcomed the recommendations of the report of the Senate Standing Committee on Economics' Inquiry into Women's Economic Security in Retirement, designed to correct the gender gap in superannuation levels that is "shamefully" leaving too many women struggling financially when they retire.