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MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia commends whole-of-government approach to tackling elder abuse

19 March 2019
COTA Australia, today welcomed the launch by Attorney General Christian Porter of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians, including the rollout of a new national, elder abuse free call number and a series of national trials of frontline services.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA welcomes Greens recognition that fixing aged care requires a quantum shift in policy and resources

19 March 2019
COTA Australia, today welcomed the Greens’ statement on aged care released today which calls for a human rights approach to aged care policy and major increases in funding for home care and staffing.

MEDIA RELEASE: New aged care pricing rules introduce more transparency for consumers and help people to choose home care providers

14 March 2019
COTA Australia welcomes the government's new legislative principles requiring aged care providers to publish information on the breakdown of costs in home care packages and also abolish separately charged administrative charges by 1 July 2019.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia and partners launch Aged Care System Navigator to break down information barriers to accessing aged care

25 February 2019
A consortium of 31 consumer-focused organisations, led by COTA Australia, will roll-out the Aged Care System Navigators Trials across the country, which have been designed to help older Australians, their families and friends better access aged care services.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia calls on all Federal MPs and Senators to sign the pledge today to put an end to ageism

21 February 2019
Leading seniors’ advocacy body, COTA Australia, is urging all parliamentarians to sign the pledge against ageism at a cross-party morning tea being held at Parliament House this morning.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA calls on all parties and independents to ratify in the House of Representatives the Bill to strengthen the superannuation system by consolidating inactive super accounts, banning exit fees and reducing fees on low balance accounts

15 February 2019
The leading seniors’ advocacy body, COTA Australia, has today welcomed the passage of superannuation reforms by the Senate, which if passed by the House next week will mean the compulsory consolidation of inactive low balance superannuation accounts by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
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