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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.

MEDIA RELEASE: Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report provides Government the mandate to commence transformation by December MYEFO

31 October 2019
Australia’s peak body of older Australians, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, today congratulated the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on its “Interim Report: Neglect”, which has recognised not only the neglect of older people within the aged care system, but also the neglect