Representing You

Representing You

As part of its role in achieving change, COTA Australia represents the interests of older people to a wide range of government and community organisations including:

Australian Association of Gerontology
Australian Communications & Consumer Actions Network
Australian Council of Social Services
Australians for Affordable Housing
Consumer Health Forum
Fair Go for Pensioners
Livable Housing Australia
National Aged Care Alliance
Older Persons Affordable Housing Alliance

COTA is a member of the International Federation on Ageing, Help Age International and is a founding member of Global Alliance of the rights of Older People Australia. In October 2014 we were also part of a successful bid to bring an International Longevity Centre to Australia.

COTA Australia has well established connections with a number of researchers and research centres including Australian National University, National Ageing Research Institute, Monash University.

COTA represents consumers on committees of other organisations including:

Australian Bankers Association
Insurance Council of Australia Advisory Group
National Return and Disposal of Unwanted Medicines
Telstra Consumer Consultative Council
Telstra Low Income Measures Advisory Council
Telstra Disability Forum

Consumer interests are represented by COTA on government committees including:

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Consumer Consultative Committee
Australian Energy Regulator Consultative Group
Aged Care Financing Authority
Aged Care Sector Committee (Minister for Ageing)
Aged Care Workforce Committee
Australian Securities and Investment Commission Consumer Advisory Panel
Australian Government Non Government Organisations Forum on Human Rights
Centrelink Service Delivery Stakeholder Group
Medicare Australia Consumer Consultative group



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