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22 September

COTA welcomes David Tune appointment to Aged Care Review

COTA Australia has welcomed the appointment of David Tune AO PSM to lead the Aged Care Legislated Review.

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13 September

Reversal of cuts to Newstart welcome but adequacy still needs to be addressed

Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today welcomed the agreement between the Government and Opposition to remove the cuts to Newstart and pensions from the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill.

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29 August

Prime Minister must follow through on super reform

Australia's leading seniors' advocacy body, COTA Australia, continues to call for the Turnbull government to stay firm on the proposed superannuation reforms that will make the system fairer and more sustainable for all Australians.

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09 August

Older Australians urged to take part in Census

COTA Australia is urging Australians to take part in the Census of Population and Housing (Census) today, saying its results are essential to determining what services are needed for older Australians and where.

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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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