Media Releases

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.


Links to other relevant media releases :

The Hon Christian Porter MP, Minister for Social Services

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

ACSA and COTA welcome the launch of Parliamentary Friends of Ageing and Aged Care - and Maggie Beer
12/12/2017 - Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) and COTA Australia (Council on the Ageing) welcome the formation of the Parliamentary Friends of Ageing and Aged Care as a forum for forward-thinking discussion on the future of aged care and the policy challenges and opportunities of a rapidly ageing population.
COTA Australia welcomes Aged Care Diversity Framework
6/12/2017 - Leading senior’s advocacy group, COTA Australia, commends the government for recognising the diverse characteristics and life experiences of older Australians and their efforts to build an inclusive, respectful and person centred aged care system.
COTA Australia needs your help: measuring quality and consumer choice in aged care
27/11/2017 - Leading senior’s advocacy organisation COTA Australia is asking Australians their views about quality of life and quality of services in aged care over the next two months as part of a project to better understand the information consumers want in order to choose their aged care providers.
COTA welcomes older Newstart recipients and carers being identified as key priority groups for Try, Test & Learn fund
23/11/2017 - Leading seniors advocacy group, COTA Australia, commends the government for now focusing on vulnerable older Australians at risk of long term welfare dependence in the next round of the Try, Test and Learn fund, announced by Minister Christian Porter at the National Press Club yesterday.
Labor Commitment To Tackling Dementia Welcomed – Supply Of More Home Care Packages An Urgent And Major Challenge
21/11/17 - Leading senior’s advocacy body, COTA Australia, welcomed today’s commitment by Opposition Leader, Hon Bill Shorten MP, to improving the quality of life and care for Australians living with dementia and investing further in research to find a cure.
COTA Australia Appoints Jane Halton AO As Independent Chair
10/11/2017 - Leading senior’s advocacy body, COTA Australia, has appointed one of Australia’s most experienced public sector administrators and policy thinkers, Jane Halton AO PSM, as its next Independent Chair. Ms Halton will take up the three-year position on 6 December.
Exploring stronger links between superannuation and aged care
9/11/2017 - Leading seniors’ advocacy group, COTA Australia, has partnered with Industry Super Australia to host a high-level roundtable on superannuation fund investment in Melbourne today.
COTA welcomes proposed better protection of the wellbeing of older Australians in residential care
25/10/17 - Australia’s leading aged care consumer advocacy body, COTA Australia, welcomes the key recommendations of the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes by Kate Carnell AO and Professor Ron Paterson ONZM, released today by the Turnbull government.
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
1/10/2017 - 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
29/9/2017 - 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.
COTA Welcomes Swift Government Action Toward Compulsory Flu Vaccinations For Aged Care Staff
3/9/2017 - Leading seniors’ advocacy body, COTA Australia, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal government to boost flu vaccination rates among aged care workers in an effort to safeguard older people against this often deadly virus.
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
17/7/2017 - 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).
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