MEDIA RELEASE: New aged care funding welcome but even more home care packages still needed

17 December 2018
Australia’s peak older persons advocacy body, COTA Australia, has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of an additional $553 million in aged care funding included in today’s Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO).

Submission to the Department of Health on the Consultation on the draft Charter of Aged Care Rights

15 October 2018, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia is pleased to see that the Charter has a strong focus on consumers and care recipients within aged care and maintains the existing rights of consumers under the current charters.

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018

30 September 2018, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a written response to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee in relation to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018.

Submission to the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care on the Aged Care Royal Commission Terms of Reference

30 September 2018, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide suggestions for the development of the Letters Patent (Terms of Reference) for the announced Royal Commission into the Quality and Safety in Aged Care.

MEDIA RELEASE: Royal Commission must review penalties for abuse in aged care, and appropriate methods of monitoring potential abuse

25 September 2018
The Aged Care Royal Commission must investigate an appropriate range of penalties for neglect, excessive restraint and abuse in residential aged care and the need for more effective monitoring of staff, including the use of CCTV cameras, in light of shocking incidents reported by Four Corners.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia calls on Parliament to investigate merits of publishing aged care staffing levels

20 August 2018
COTA Australia welcomes today’s introduction into Parliament of the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 by Centre Alliance’s MP for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, supported by Independent MP for Indi Cathy McGowan.

Submission to the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Online Consultation: Draft Guidance Aged Care Quality Standards

4 June 2018, COTA Submissions
COTA regards the draft Standards Guidance as a comprehensive guide to the delivery of the core standards which focus not only on the quality of care and safety standards expected of services, but also on the delivery of services that meet the ‘quality of life’ expectations of consumers and carers.