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.

Submission to the Department of Health on the Consultation on the draft Charter of Aged Care Rights

15 October 2018, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia is pleased to see that the Charter has a strong focus on consumers and care recipients within aged care and maintains the existing rights of consumers under the current charters.

Submission to the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care on the Aged Care Royal Commission Terms of Reference

30 September 2018, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide suggestions for the development of the Letters Patent (Terms of Reference) for the announced Royal Commission into the Quality and Safety in Aged Care.

Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers (the revised Bill)

15 August 2018, COTA Submissions
The design and distribution obligations (DADOs) should help to achieve a cultural shift within financial firms away from simply ‘selling’ financial products towards designing and distributing suitable products that meet customer needs. This submission comments on the revised exposure draft.

Submission to the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Online Consultation: Draft Guidance Aged Care Quality Standards

4 June 2018, COTA Submissions
COTA regards the draft Standards Guidance as a comprehensive guide to the delivery of the core standards which focus not only on the quality of care and safety standards expected of services, but also on the delivery of services that meet the ‘quality of life’ expectations of consumers and carers.