“Older Australians deserve a loving Christmas, this year more than ever. That means in person, not restricted to a window “visit”, which is NOT a visit at all under the Visitor Code. It is the duty of providers to make sure visits can take place at a range of times.
COTA reaffirmed its support for the Raise the Rate campaign led by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) calling for a permanent increase in the JobSeeker payment to an adequate amount that will help support Australians to find work.
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s release today of the Retirement Incomes Review today as the first step toward an objective public discussion on creating a more effective, fairer and sustainable retirement income system for older Australians.
The Federal Budget has delivered significant initiatives in the areas of pensions and aged care. However the exclusive focus on job creation for younger workers misses the opportunity to address the disproportionate impact of economic downturns on mature age and older workers.
Australia’s peak body of older Australians, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, has welcomed a number of significant Federal Budget initiatives in pensions and aged care, but expressed concern about the plight of mature age and older workers who received no targeted support.