COTA Australia welcomed the establishment of the Senate Select Committee on Job Security and appreciates the opportunity to present this submission, with a specific focus on mature age and older workers
Older Australians need a comprehensive plan from the Australian Government, demonstrating that all areas of Government are thinking and acting in a coordinated fashion to improve the lives of mature age and older Australians.
COTA Australia commends the delivery of stimulus measures designed to incentivise employment. COTA Australia does wish to express a number of concerns. No older workers should be displaced due to JobMaker. Wait times and the rate of JobMaker eligibility should be reconsidered.
The issues identified in this submission impact many older Australians and the measures outlined here to address these issues have the potential to improve the lives of a large and growing proportion of Australians.