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
COTA argues that, to improve the financing of aged care, there should be increased user contributions if they are fair, equitable and transparent. However, user contributions should not be a replacement for greater government investment.
The submission provides strong endorsement of human rights to tackle systemic ageism, disempowerment and institutionalisation. It also outlines information related to the performance of My Aged Care and improvements to system access.