MEDIA RELEASE: National Aged Care Alliance commends Labor for indicating its aged care priorities, calls on the Government to announce its plans

14 May 2019
The National Aged Care Alliance (NACA), a coalition of 52 national organisations in aged care, commends Labor for committing to invest in the aged care workforce, however is disappointed by the lack of real and decisive action by both major parties to get aged care right for everyone.  

MEDIA RELEASE: Older Australians in desperate need of care don’t count in either Leader’s vision for Australia’s future, or even the present, while they die waiting.

9 May 2019
The absence of any mention of aged care in last night’s Leader’s Debate is profoundly offensive to the more than 125,000 older Australians, and the more than 1,000,000 members of their families, waiting for a home care package, many of whom die while waiting.

MEDIA RELEASE: Anglicare’s rental snapshot paints stark picture of housing affordability for pensioners

29 April 2019
Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot released today reveals aged pensioners are among those most vulnerable to rental housing stress in Australia, with rental housing affordability for people on the aged pension dropping to a six-year low.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia commends whole-of-government approach to tackling elder abuse

19 March 2019
COTA Australia, today welcomed the launch by Attorney General Christian Porter of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians, including the rollout of a new national, elder abuse free call number and a series of national trials of frontline services.

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: 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 calls on all Federal MPs and Senators to sign the pledge today to put an end to ageism

21 February 2019
Leading seniors’ advocacy body, COTA Australia, is urging all parliamentarians to sign the pledge against ageism at a cross-party morning tea being held at Parliament House this morning.

MEDIA ALERT: Royal Commission into Aged Care – Transcript and witness statement from Ian Yates, CE of COTA Australia now available

12 February 2019
Chief Executive of COTA Australia, Ian Yates, appeared yesterday as one of the earliest witnesses on the first day of public hearings for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety in Adelaide. The witness statement and transcript from his appearance are now available.