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Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s inquiry on the Interfaces between the aged care and the health care system

6 December 2019, COTA Submissions
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.

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia

30 September 2019, COTA Submissions
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.

Submission to ASIC’s inquiry into unsolicited telephone sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance

31 August 2019, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia writes in response to the consultation on CP317 – unsolicited telephone sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance. We welcome this important interim measure as part of broader law reform by the Australian Government.

Submission to the Treasury’s exposure draft on genuine redundancy and early retirement scheme payments

31 July 2019, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia welcomes the Genuine Redundancy and Early Retirement Scheme Payments legislation change, the need for which is obvious and unarguable, and indeed not to make it would be most unfair and inconsistent. The change does not, however, go far enough.