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COTA welcomes David Tune appointment to Aged Care Review

Media Release 22nd September 2016

COTA Australia has welcomed the appointment of David Tune AO PSM to lead the Aged Care Legislated Review.

Ian Yates, Chief Executive of Australia's leading seniors' organisation, COTA Australia, said:

"The timely commencement of this Review is boosted further by the appointment of Mr David Tune as very good choice to lead it.

"An essential component of the 2012 Living Longer Living Better changes was this compulsory review in 2016-17. Its timely delivery is critical to addressing the significant challenges facing the sector.

"Mr Tune has chaired the Aged Care Sector Committee during the development of the Aged Care Roadmap by that Committee and is well placed to ensure the Review takes fully into account the opportunities that the Roadmap represents.

"The Legislated Review is a vital step in the aged care reform process, providing the opportunity to advance a new framework for consumer driven, market based, financially sustainable, and also looking at the finer detail of the reform implementation to ensure that all consumers receive quality aged care on a equitable basis.

"COTA looks forward to working closely with the Review as it develops recommendations that both Government and Opposition need to take seriously and act upon in a bipartisan manner to ensure the future of aged care as the number of older Australians grows substantially over coming years."

Media contact: Ian Yates 0418 835 439, Peter Stahel 0408 584 439

COTA Australia is the peak policy development, advocacy and representation organisation for older Australians, representing COTAs in every State and Territory and through them over 500,000 older Australians.

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