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"An article in News Ltd papers today, citing a departmental document, in regard to minimum payments in the welfare system, is wrong," Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said today.
COTA continues its call for current and future governments to take a long-term, strategic, integrated policy approach to population ageing, and a fair, equitable and productive policy approach towards current and future cohorts of older Australians. In the forthcoming Budget and those in coming years COTA Australia will target the issues and government responses that we consider will deliver the greatest wellbeing to older people over the long term and contribute to a stronger nation overall.
COTA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) Elder Abuse Discussion Paper 83. The Commission's Inquiry into Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse is a critically important initiative. We believe that the Inquiry will lay the ground for and give greater impetus to an overdue national response to law reform, service delivery and cultural change to protect older people from elder abuse.
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a brief contribution to this Senate Inquiry, given the essential role of the superannuation system in the economic wellbeing of current and future cohorts of older Australians.
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this Productivity Commission Inquiry, given the essential role of Human Services in the lives of older Australians.
Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today heralded the start of changes to the delivery of aged care services at home which for the first time put much more choice and control into the hands of older people.
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.
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.
Our frailest older Australians deserve the best care on offer. Over 170,000 older Australians living in residential aged care are ineligible to access mental health services when they need them. Why? Because they can not access Medicare-funded treatment available to the rest of the community through the Better Access to Mental Health Care program.
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Inquiry into Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 currently under consideration by the Committee. Superannuation law and regulations are of great interest and importance to COTA Australia's constituency of current and future older Australians.
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