Older Australians will benefit from measures aimed at increasing workforce participation and fixing retirement incomes, COTA Australia says, but support for vulnerable groups like renters is still missing and long-term solutions are needed to ensure vulnerable Australians are adequately supported.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s commitment to delivering a national strategy to support older Australians has been welcomed by COTA Australia, as a crucial bipartisan step towards building a better, fairer nation putting the needs of older people above politics
The 2019 Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals an untenable situation for older Australian renters, prompting COTA Australia to call for an increase in Rent Assistance and an end to political stalling on greater investment in social housing.
Figures released today showing the growing level of mortgage debt and housing stress among older Australians shows its time for a concerted national focus on housing reform and retirement incomes, the leading consumer advocate for older Australians said today.
Australia’s leading senior’s advocacy body, representing the interests of all older Australians, today congratulated incoming Ministers announced today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and urged them to make planning for an ageing population a national priority.