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13 October

COTA Australia welcomes reforms to private health insurance

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.

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01 October

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.

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29 September

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.

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Increasing Choice and Control in Aged Care

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19 September

Leading seniors advocate, COTA Australia, says Yes to Marriage Equality

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.

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15 September

Win an iPad in our Home Care Package survey

COTA Australia is conducting a nation-wide survey and would like to hear from people who receive or are waiting to receive a Home Care Package. We also want to hear from carers and family members who are supporting someone who is receiving a home care package.

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15 September

Government action on 50,000+ home care waiting list very welcome but longer term solution needed soon

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.

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14 September

Finishing aged care reform must be a top priority for government as Tune Review report released

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.

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03 September

COTA welcomes swift government action toward compulsory flu vaccinations for aged care staff

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.

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28 August

Over 50’s employment pilots – a good step forward but more needed

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.

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