Australia’s leading seniors advocate today congratulated Labor on its commitment to begin correcting the gender gap in superannuation that is leaving many women disadvantaged and struggling financially when they retire.
Appalling incidents of neglect and system failures in aged care catalogued by the ABC highlights the need to continue reforms to protect older Australians in nursing homes, says Australia’s peak consumer body for older Australians.
COTA Australia, today welcomed the Royal Commission into aged care for the spotlight it will throw on the challenges facing aged care over the next two decades, but warned it must not delay significant reforms now underway and in the wings to improve safety and quality safety for older Australians.
COTA Australia, welcomes the recommendations outlined in the A Matter of Care – Australia’s aged care workforce strategy released today, and is calling on the Government to act swiftly to work with consumer, union and provider representatives to implement the key recommendations of the report
Australia’s peak consumer body for older Australians today welcomed Federal Government announcements this morning to strengthen protections for 1.1 million older Australians receiving aged care services.
Leading seniors’ advocacy body COTA Australia today welcomed the Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement the government will overturn its policy of increasing the retirement pension age to 70 years - after it reaches 67 years in 2023.