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MEDIA RELEASE: COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Older Australians provides authoritative advice to promote clarity and avoid confusion for those at risk

19 March 2020
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia and the Australian Government today released an information resource to give specific information to older Australians and a clear place to find practical information and strategies for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations.

MEDIA RELEASE: MYEFO confirms aged care commitments but structural aged care reforms must continue in next Budget

16 December 2019
Today’s MYEFO statement will facilitate current aged care reforms while the Aged Care Royal Commission continues its work, but major structural reform is needed to fix the aged care system so it works properly.

MEDIA RELEASE: Rental market leaves pensioners out in the cold in new affordability report, as COTA demands urgent action on housing

27 November 2019
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.

MEDIA RELEASE: New $537 million aged care package a strong down payment towards improved aged care

25 November 2019
The Federal Government’s response to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, including a funding injection of $537 million, has been applauded by COTA Australia as an important step forward, but a plan to urgently reduce home care waiting times is still missing from the equation.