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09 December

Consultation on the Review of the Community Visitors Scheme

COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Review of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). The CVS has been a successful program that has evolved to the changing needs of aged care clients. In recent years CVS has trialled group visits in homes, introduced visits within the community for socially isolated people eligible for Home Care packages and improved services for diverse populations. While COTA has identified isolated issues with the CVS program in residential care, on the whole it would appear this long standing service continues to operate efficiently and effectively in residential care.

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06 December

Turnbull Government listens and acts on aged care funding

Leading seniors organisation COTA Australia has welcomed the Turnbull government's changes to the 2016 Federal Budget decision regarding the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and congratulated it for its leadership in listening to the concerns of COTA and the aged care sector.

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23 November

Passage of superannuation reform package welcome - but dropping of over 65's measure disappointing

Leading seniors' organisation COTA Australia today welcomed the passage of the superannuation reform package through Parliament, but urged the government to urgently reinstate the reforms measures to lift restrictions on people over 65 years making voluntary contributions for a period after they have stopped working.

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14 November

Submission to Department of Health on the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework

COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Consultation on the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework (Framework). Along with a range of other consumer supports individual advocacy services delivered under the National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) are a critical component of ensuring consumers are aware of and exercise their rights and responsibilities under various Commonwealth funded aged care services.

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18 October

New ABS data highlights older Australians value to economy

Australia's leading seniors' advocacy body, COTA Australia, has welcomed the release of the national Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers 2015 as a critical tool to help governments plan for the challenges and opportunities of Australia's changing population mix.

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01 October

Celebrate International Day of Older Persons by “rejecting ageism, and embracing your ageing in order to live longer and better”

Australia's leading seniors' advocacy body, COTA Australia, has marked the 2016 United Nations International Day of Older Persons today (October 1) by encouraging all Australians to embrace their ageing in order to live longer and better lives.

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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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