MEDIA RELEASE: Consumer groups outline 10 key points for the future of aged care in Australia

23 September 2020
The 10 shared principles will help all older Australians get the support they choose, when and where they need it and be treated with dignity and respect, by an aged care workforce that is trained and equipped to provide the standard of care older Australians and their families expect and deserve.

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: 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.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia welcomes terms of reference for Royal Commission, but cautions against delays to urgent reforms

9 October 2018
Leading seniors advocacy group, COTA Australia, today welcomed the official establishment of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the development of the Letters Patent (Terms of Reference), but again called on the Government to ensure the Commission will not result in the delay

MEDIA RELEASE: Royal Commission welcome but must not delay action on urgently needed reforms already in train and in the wings

16 September 2018
COTA Australia, today welcomed the Royal Commission into aged care for the spotlight it will throw on the challenges facing aged care over the next two decades, but warned it must not delay significant reforms now underway and in the wings to improve safety and quality safety for older Australians.