MEDIA RELEASE: New aged care pricing rules introduce more transparency for consumers and help people to choose home care providers

14 March 2019
COTA Australia welcomes the government's new legislative principles requiring aged care providers to publish information on the breakdown of costs in home care packages and also abolish separately charged administrative charges by 1 July 2019.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia and partners launch Aged Care System Navigator to break down information barriers to accessing aged care

25 February 2019
A consortium of 31 consumer-focused organisations, led by COTA Australia, will roll-out the Aged Care System Navigators Trials across the country, which have been designed to help older Australians, their families and friends better access aged care services.

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: 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: 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 House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport’s Inquiry into Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018

4 October 2018, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the House of Representative’s Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport’s Inquiry into the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 (the Bill).

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.