MEDIA RELEASE: First reduction in Home Care wait lists is good news but waiting times remain totally unacceptable and action is essential

18 September 2019
COTA Australia welcomed the first ever reduction in numbers of people waiting for Home Care Packages (HCP) but said there are still far too many older Australians waiting more than 18 months for care, while around 43 per day die while waiting.

MEDIA RELEASE: Labor’s Budget Reply commitment on cancer welcome but missing in action on other key commitments for 8 million older Australians

5 April 2019
Labor's Budget Reply will provide funding for cancer treatment and medicine, and a modest extra commitment to more aged care training places; but is missing in action on other key commitments for 8 million older Australians.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA welcomes Greens recognition that fixing aged care requires a quantum shift in policy and resources

19 March 2019
COTA Australia, today welcomed the Greens’ statement on aged care released today which calls for a human rights approach to aged care policy and major increases in funding for home care and staffing.

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: 10,000 new home care packages great news – but $320 million funding for residential age care should be tied to staffing

10 February 2019
Leading seniors’ advocacy body, COTA Australia, warmly welcomed the Government’s announcement it will bring forward funding for 10,000 more home care packages, providing support and care to older Australians at home - bringing the total number of additional packages over the last year to 40,000.

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).