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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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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.
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.
Removing barriers to mature age employment good for economy and society
2/5/2016 - The significant economic, social and health benefits of older people and people with disability participating in the workforce are again highlighted in a major report by the Australian Human Rights Commission released today by the Attorney General.
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.
Addressing housing stress should be a priority election issue
21/4/2016 - The shocking figures revealed in Anglicare’s annual Rental Affordability Snapshot today demonstrates the need for all political parities to prioritise housing affordability in their election platforms.
Older Australians welcome strengthening of financial regulator
20/4/2016 - Increasing powers and funding for the financial regulator ASIC is a welcome step, providing some security to millions of older people who are too often the victims of poor conduct in the banking and finance sectors.
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