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21 July

Health overhaul needed to meet the needs of older Australians

Leading health experts will today call on governments to change how they approach and deliver health services to older Australians, in response to a World Health Organization (WHO) report highlighting the need to shift the focus away from emergency departments to preventative and coordinated health care programs.

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30 June

Older people don’t rate - major parties ignore one third of the electorate

Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today welcomed the first major party's policy on ageing Equality and Compassion: Supporting older Australians by the Australian Greens, that includes commitments on more choice and control in aged care, improving mature age work opportunities and providing funds for dementia and palliative care.

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21 June

Greens ageing policy will improve lives of older Australians

Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today welcomed the first major party's policy on ageing Equality and Compassion: Supporting older Australians by the Australian Greens, that includes commitments on more choice and control in aged care, improving mature age work opportunities and providing funds for dementia and palliative care.

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16 June

Coalition’s welcome elder abuse announcement sets stage for multi-partisan new national strategy

Leading seniors' advocacy organisation COTA Australia has welcomed Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley's announcement today of dedicated funds for specialist dementia care units and dementia friendly communities.

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15 June

Coalition’s welcome elder abuse announcement sets stage for multi-partisan new national strategy

Leading seniors advocacy organisation COTA Australia has welcomed the Coalition's policy to protect older Australians from abuse as a great first step toward a fully multi-partisan national strategy for prevention of elder abuse.

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14 June

Its healthcare, retirement incomes, aged care and the economy say older Australians

In deciding how they will vote on 2 July, health care and the economy will be the key drivers for older Australians, according to a national survey by Australia's leading seniors advocate, COTA Australia.

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04 June

Seniors and community sector urge PM to hold firm on superannuation

Australia's peak seniors and community sector organisations today urged the Prime Minister to stand firm on the Government's commitment to deliver the fairer superannuation system announced in the 2016 Budget.

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25 May

Sign the petition to end the aged care lottery

COTA is a leading member of the National Aged Care Alliance, a coalition of 48 organisations in aged care, which has launched a campaign demanding an end to the system that means too many older people miss out on the care they deserve.

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23 May

Older Australians demand better aged care this election

An alliance of 48 aged care groups will today launch a national campaign to put aged care on the election agenda after silence from the major parties on how they will address the aged care needs of older Australians.

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16 May

National Consumer Fraud Week: seniors lose $21 million a year to scammers

Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today urged older Australians to be vigilant to fraudsters and scammers who swindled a reported $21 million from people aged over 55 last year.

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