2019 Federal Election Statement
This election is the third time COTA has recruited its Federal Election Panel to ensure the direct views of older Australians are identified and recorded. This year’s panel responses, along with our National Policy Council, and the many engagements we have had with tens of thousands of COTA members and the general public over the past three years, have shaped this Election Statement.
Together, we have outlined eight key asks of all the political parties – some big asks and some smaller. These asks don’t deal with every issue facing older Australians, but collectively, if adopted by an incoming Government, they will make a meaningful impact in the lives of the most vulnerable older people for whom COTA particularly advocates.
COTA has actively advocated on these issues over the last term of government and in the lead up to the election, and we will continue to do so with the incoming Government, Opposition and Crossbench, whomever they may be.
Download our election statement here: 2019 Election Position Statement FINAL
We have compiled a list of known policy announcements by the Liberal/Nationals, the ALP and the Australian Greens – you can read our summary of their policies here.