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COTA MEDIA RELEASES 

COTA Australia has a record of being successful in getting media coverage on particular issues in both mainstream media and those targeted specifically at older people.

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The Hon Christian Porter MP, Minister for Social Services

The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Aged Care, Minister for Health

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Older Australians congratulate Sister Anne Gardiner, Senior Australian of the Year, all senior nominees, and our Australian of the Year
25/1/2017 - Leading seniors advocacy body COTA Australia has congratulated Sister Anne Gardiner AM on being awarded Senior Australian of the Year for 2017.
Older Australians launch campaign to reverse mental health discrimination in aged care
24/1/2017 - Leading seniors peak COTA Australia today launched a petition as part of a campaign calling on new health minister Greg Hunt to reverse the historic anomaly that prevents older Australians in aged care accessing the same mental health services as everyone else in the community.
Difficult Conversations Needed To Agree Actions To Help End Abuse Of Older Australians
12/12/2016 - Leading seniors organisation COTA Australia says the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Discussion Paper released today with draft recommendations from its Elder Abuse Inquiry will hopefully kick-start a much needed public conversation about this significant and too often hidden problem in modern Australia.
Turnbull Government listens and acts on aged care funding
6/12/2016 - Leading seniors organisation COTA Australia has welcomed the Turnbull government’s changes to the 2016 Federal Budget decision regarding the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and congratulated it for its leadership in listening to the concerns of COTA and the aged care sector.
Passage of superannuation reform package welcome - but dropping of over 65's measure disappointing
23/11/2016 - Leading seniors’ organisation COTA Australia today welcomed the passage of the superannuation reform package through Parliament, but urged the government to urgently reinstate the reforms measures to lift restrictions on people over 65 years making voluntary contributions for a period after they have stopped working.
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.
COTA welcomes David Tune appointment to Aged Care Review
22/9/2016 - COTA Australia has welcomed the appointment of David Tune AO PSM to lead the Aged Care Legislated Review.
Reversal of cuts to Newstart welcome but adequacy still needs to be addressed
13/9/2016 - Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today welcomed the agreement between the Government and Opposition to remove the cuts to Newstart and pensions from the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill.
Funding for research will help support planning for Australia’s ageing population
9/9/2016 - Australia’s leading seniors organisation tody welcomed the Commonwealth Government commitment of $27.25M to fund the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).
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.
Integrity at stake if Coalition party room doesn’t stick to super reforms
18/7/2016 - The Council on the Ageing is calling on today’s Coalition Party Room meeting to resoundingly reject pressure from some backbenchers to water down the Government’s superannuation reforms.
Older people don’t rate -­‐ major parties ignore one third of the electorate
30/6/2016 - When older Australians attend their polling booths this Saturday they will be hard pressed to know who they should vote for, given their needs have been largely ignored by the major parties this election, says Australia’s leading seniors’ organisation.
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 Welcome New Commitments In Dementia Care
16/6/2016 - Leading seniors' advocacy organisation COTA Australia has welcomed Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley's announcement today of dedicated funds for specialist dementia care units and dementia friendly communities.
Coalition’s welcome elder abuse announcement sets stage for multi-partisan new national strategy
15/6/2016 - Leading seniors advocacy organisation COTA Australia has welcomed the Coalition's policy to protect older Australians from abuse as a great first step toward a fully multi-partisan national strategy for prevention of elder abuse.
Its Healthcare, Retirement Incomes, Aged Care And The Economy Say Older Australians
14/6/2016 - In deciding how they will vote on 2 July, health care and the economy will be the key drivers for older Australians, according to a national survey by Australia's leading seniors advocate, COTA Australia.
Seniors And Community Sector Urge PM To Hold Firm On Superannuation
4/6/2016 - Australia's peak seniors and community sector organisations today urged the Prime Minister to stand firm on the Government's commitment to deliver the fairer superannuation system announced in the 2016 Budget.
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.
National Consumer Fraud Week: seniors lose $21 million a year to scammers
16/5/2016 - Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today urged older Australians to be vigilant to fraudsters and scammers who swindled a reported $21 million from people aged over 55 last year.
Appointment of full time Age Discrimination Commissioner welcomed by older Australians
6/5/2016 - Peak seniors advocate, COTA Australia, today welcomed the Hon. Dr Kay Patterson to her role as Australia’s new Age Discrimination Commissioner and the reinstatement of full time commissioners to the age and disability portfolios.
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