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MEDIA ALERT: Royal Commission into Aged Care – Transcript and witness statement from Ian Yates, CE of COTA Australia now available

12 February 2019
Chief Executive of COTA Australia, Ian Yates, appeared yesterday as one of the earliest witnesses on the first day of public hearings for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety in Adelaide. The witness statement and transcript from his appearance are now available.

MEDIA RELEASE: 10,000 new home care packages great news – but $320 million funding for residential age care should be tied to staffing

10 February 2019
Leading seniors’ advocacy body, COTA Australia, warmly welcomed the Government’s announcement it will bring forward funding for 10,000 more home care packages, providing support and care to older Australians at home - bringing the total number of additional packages over the last year to 40,000.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia welcomes new specialist care program for vulnerable Australians with dementia

5 February 2019
Australia’s leading senior’s advocacy organisation, COTA Australia, has welcomed the Government’s allocation of $70 million per year towards the creation of 30 specialist care units to support people living with dementia.

MEDIA RELEASE: Older Australians welcome emphasis on stronger consumer rights and end to loopholes in financial services Royal Commission report

4 February 2019
Australia’s leading senior’s advocacy organisation, COTA Australia, has welcomed many recommendations of the Hayne Royal Commission on misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry, but has called for stronger consumer voices to be supported into the future.

MEDIA RELEASE: Boost in numbers of restorative care places mean more choice and control for older Australians

31 January 2019
Australia’s leading seniors’ advocacy organisation, COTA Australia, today welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government of an extra 775 new short-term restorative care places, which will help many more older Australians continue to lead independent and healthy lives.