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07 August

Comment on the Draft Report on Reforms to Human Services.

Older Australians are proportionately large users of human services and changes to these markets will impact significantly on them, positively or negatively. The six service areas identified in the Draft Report as appropriate for greater competition and contestability are essential to the wellbeing and quality of life of older Australians, and therefore are of importance to COTA.

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07 August

Brief submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending Carbon Tax Compensation) Bill 2017

Brief submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending Carbon Tax Compensation) Bill 2017, now before the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee.

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07 August

Submission to the MBS Review Taskforce re the Preliminary Report on Urgent after-hours primary care services funded through the MBS

Older Australians are significant users of after-hours primary care in their homes and in residential aged care facilities, and therefore the conclusions and recommendations of the preliminary report are of particular interest to COTA. COTA is mindful that all opportunities to strengthen fiscal sustainability in the health system need to be explored, and on the surface the significant increase in the cost of delivering after-hours primary care is a concern. We are also wary of changes in market supply (in this case a burgeoning MDS sector) driving demand and straining public budgets in human services.

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07 August

Submission to The Treasury on Development of the framework for Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPRs)

COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Treasury consultation on Development of the Framework for Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPRs).

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17 July

Better Caring expands to new heights as innovation flourishes in aged care

Better Caring, Australia's first online marketplace connecting independent care and support workers with clients, joined forces with COTA Australia and the Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, to unveil Better Caring's brand new headquarters in Sydney this morning.

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13 July

COTA welcomes next steps in aged care reform, but government must not falter in achieving greater choice and control

COTA Australia welcomes the Federal Government's release of the discussion paper on an integrated care at home program to support older Australians, as part of its ongoing commitment to the aged care reform program to give consumers greater choice, control and quality.

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11 July

COTA welcomes new National Aged Care Advocacy Program

Leading seniors' advocacy group, COTA Australia, today welcomed the introduction of a new National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACP) to be implemented by the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN).

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27 June

Retirement village residents often left in the dark over complex contracts

Leading seniors' advocacy group, COTA Australia, is calling on the federal government to consider implementing a national regulatory system for retirement providers, in the wake of the Fairfax/Four Corners program on issues in the retirement village industry.

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22 June

The Forgotten Faces of the looming Housing Crisis: older Australians

Leading seniors' advocacy group, COTA Australia, is calling on the federal government to consider implementing a national regulatory system for retirement providers, in the wake of the Fairfax/Four Corners program on issues in the retirement village industry.

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15 June

COTA National Policy Forum to tackle housing security

The 2017 COTA National Policy Forum will place the spotlight on the housing needs of older Australians covering current policy issues and future trends surrounding housing provision and affordability.

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