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23 May

Extending choice and control over palliative care in aged care

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.

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23 May

Respecting and meeting end-of-life care needs in residential aged care

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.

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15 May

Can you spot a scam on social media?

There are many tactics scammers use to trick their victims through social media. Social media profiles often display a lot of personal information which gives scammers the flexibility to shape their methods and communications to match your interests.

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12 May

Local seniors in Tasmania unveil brand new aged care resource

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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09 May

Budget Aged Care measures welcome - except one

Leading peak seniors' advocacy organisation COTA Australia welcomed several additional commitments to the continuing aged care reform process in tonight's Federal Budget but expressed concern about delays in moving on key reforms.

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09 May

Budget 2017: government delivers some good news for older Australians but misses some key challenges of an ageing Australia

The 2017 Federal Budget has some good measures for older Australians in the areas of health, housing and mature age employment but missed the opportunity to provide better support for older people with poor oral or dental health.

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03 May

Unpaid super highlights Australia’s unpreparedness for our ageing population

Leading seniors' advocacy body COTA Australia says the extent of unpaid superannuation revealed by the Senate Economics Committee Report is a disturbing indication of Australia's lack of readiness for its ageing population and requires urgent action from the federal government.

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01 May

COTA welcomes review of aged care quality regulation system

Leading peak seniors' advocacy organisation COTA Australia today welcomed the review into how care quality in nursing homes is regulated, following recent major failures in one home in South Australia. Leading seniors' advocacy body COTA Australia says the annual Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot released today paints a bleak picture of rental affordability across Australia, highlighting the urgent need for action in the upcoming budget.

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27 April

Budget must address rental affordability not just ownership

Leading seniors' advocacy body COTA Australia says the annual Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot released today paints a bleak picture of rental affordability across Australia, highlighting the urgent need for action in the upcoming budget.

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19 March

No change to minimum welfare payments

"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.

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