In the COVID-19 response Budget in October, we urge the Federal Government to prioritise the following areas:
Pensions and Income Support
Future Retirement Income Policy
Aged Care Reform
Employment of older Australians
A whole-of-Government approach to an Ageing Australia
The Royal Commission has identified that in its upcoming hearing to be held in Canberra 9 – 13 December it will investigate the interfaces between the aged care and health care systems. COTA believes improvements to the interface between healthcare and aged care systems are essential.
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide comment and input to the Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payment in Australia.