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MEDIA RELEASE: Action on aged care, health, retirement income and employment is central to older Australians needs and rights says Council on the Ageing’s Pre-Budget Submission

17 February 2020
Australia’s leading advocate for older people, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, is calling for greater choice, simplicity and more meaningful support for older people in its 2020 Pre-Budget Submission to the Federal Government ahead of a formative year for the future of older Australians.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA’s calls for choice and control reinforced by new home care research

30 January 2020
Older Australians want more choice and control over their home care, clear information about fees and quality, and independent advice to help navigate the system, according to new research hailed by COTA Australia as further proof of the need for stronger consumer rights to be built into aged care.

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.