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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

Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Aged Care, Minister for Indigenous Health

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COTA Australia Welcomes Reforms To Private Health Insurance
13/10/2017 - COTA Australia welcomes the package of reforms to private health insurance announced this morning by the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt, and commends the government for its ongoing commitment to simplifying private health insurance and making it more affordable.
Australia’s Economic And Social Development Being Held Back By Failure To Tap The Talents, Contributions And Participation Of Older Australians
On the 2017 United Nations International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) today, Australia's leading seniors' advocacy body, COTA Australia is calling on the Federal Government to act decisively over the coming year to achieve the greater economic and social participation of older Australians to lift economic growth, reduce health care costs and improve social wellbeing.
COTA Australia launches consultation period and survey for Increasing Self-Management in Home Care Project
Leading seniors advocate, COTA Australia, is inviting older Australians, family carers and home care package providers to offer feedback on the state of self-management in the home care system.
Leading Seniors Advocate, COTA Australia, Says Yes To Marriage Equality
19/9/2017 - Seniors advocacy peak body COTA Australia has officially announced its support for marriage equality and reiterated its commitment to ensuring LGBTI older Australians are afforded equal rights in all aspects of Australian society.
Government action on 50,000+ home care waiting list very welcome but longer term solution needed soon
15/9/2017 - Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia has welcomed the Turnbull government’s action to transparently report on and address the significant number of older people on home care waiting lists and has urged government to turn its attention to longer term solutions no later than the next federal budget.
Finishing aged care reform must be a top priority for government as Tune Review report released
14/9/2017 - Leading seniors advocate, COTA Australia, today welcomed the release of the Aged Care Legislated Review, which recommends the integrated package of changes needed to make Australia’s aged care system fit for purpose over the next two decades as our population ages.
Over 50’s employment pilots – a good step forward but more needed
28/8/2017 - Leading seniors’ advocacy group, COTA Australia, welcomes the announcement today of the rollout of trial sites for the Career Transition Assistance Program aimed at helping bring older Australians back into the workforce.
New retirement village fees calculator enhances consumer information and decision making
22/8/2017 - Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia welcomes the launch this morning of Macquarie University’s retirement village fees calculator, the first of its kind in Australia. Its development was funded by Financial Literacy Australia.
Better Caring expands to new heights as innovation flourishes in aged care
Better Caring, Australia’s first online marketplace connecting independent care and support workers with clients, joined forces with COTA Australia and the Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, to unveil Better Caring’s brand new headquarters in Sydney this morning.
COTA welcomes next steps in aged care reform, but government must not falter in achieving greater choice and control
13/7/2017 - COTA Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s release of the discussion paper on an integrated care at home program to support older Australians, as part of its ongoing commitment to the aged care reform program to give consumers greater choice, control and quality.
COTA welcomes new National Aged Care Advocacy Program
11/7/2017 - Leading seniors’ advocacy group, COTA Australia, today welcomed the introduction of a new National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACP) to be implemented by the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN).
Retirement village residents often left in the dark over complex contracts
27/6/2017 - Leading seniors’ advocacy group, COTA Australia, is calling on the federal government to consider implementing a national regulatory system for retirement providers, in the wake of the Fairfax/Four Corners program on issues in the retirement village industry.
The Forgotten Faces of the looming Housing Crisis: older Australians
22/6/2017 - Leading seniors advocate, COTA Australia, will today host a housing policy summit, with experts warning of a looming crisis as older Australians face mounting pressure from rising rental prices and carrying mortgages into retirement.
COTA National Policy Forum To Tackle Housing Security
15/6/2017 - The 2017 COTA National Policy Forum will place the spotlight on the housing needs of older Australians covering current policy issues and future trends surrounding housing provision and affordability.
National Plan To Combat Elder Abuse Must Be A Top Priority
15/6/2017 - Leading seniors advocate, COTA Australia, is calling on the Federal Government to act promptly to better protect older people from abuse by swiftly implementing key recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) Report “Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response” tabled in the Senate yesterday and launched today by Attorney General George Brandis.
Older Australians deserve more say about residential aged care
Leading seniors’ advocacy body, COTA Australia, today welcomed new government funding which will provide almost 10,000 older Australians access to new or refurbished residential aged care services, but also highlighted the need for new thinking to better meet the needs of our ageing population.
Extending choice and control over palliative care in aged care
23/5/2017 - Leading seniors advocacy body, COTA Australia, is joining forces with a number of peak aged care and palliative care bodies to call for an improvement in access to high quality palliative and end-of-life care in aged care facilities.
Respecting and meeting end-of-life care needs in residential aged care
23/5/2017 - Access to high quality palliative and end-of-life care in aged care facilities will enable more Australians to have a good death, aged care, palliative care and aged care consumer peak bodies said today.
Pensioners squeezed out of Australian cities due to skyrocketing rents
17/5/2017 - A new report released today confirms that Australian pensioners have to leave the city to find affordable rent or pay more than 60 per cent of their income just to put a roof over their heads.
Local seniors in Tasmania unveil brand new aged care resource
12/5/2017 - Leading seniors’ advocacy body, COTA Australia, has today launched its inaugural Hobart Co-design Aged Care Information and Support resource, designed to help people navigate the aged care system.
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