MEDIA RELEASE: New online resource Life Checks recognises we need to plan well to achieve the best possible ageing

15 January 2019
Australia’s leading senior’s advocacy organisation COTA Australia has congratulated the government on the launch of its new Life Checks campaign, website and resources, which may potentially provide life checks and information for more than 9 million mid-life and older Australians.

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).

MEDIA RELEASE: First guide to aged care pricing and reviews a landmark in consumer choice and lifting aged care performance

2 November 2018
Older Australians and their families will for the first time have access to provide or read an online ‘Consumer Review’ of any aged care provider across Australia and request online information from those aged care providers who elect to participate in the ‘Provider Comparison’ tool.

MEDIA RELEASE: Survey shows ageism alive and well among Australian employers

1 November 2018
Government survey findings showing almost a third of Australian employers break the law by setting an age limit for job applicants demonstrates how much effort is still required to fight ageism in the workforce.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA Australia welcomes appointment of first Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner

24 October 2018
Australia’s leading senior’s organisation, COTA Australia, welcomes the appointment of Janet Anderson as the first aged care quality and safety commissioner, tasked with leading the independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission that launches on 1 January 2019.

MEDIA RELEASE: COTA welcomes appointment of key Ministers for older Australians

27 August 2018
COTA Australia has welcomed the reappointment of Greg Hunt as Minister for Health and the reappointment of Ken Wyatt AM as Minister for Aged Care with the broader remit of being Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care.

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.

MEDIA RELEASE: Despite more home care packages too many older Australians still left waiting

17 August 2018
News today that the number of older Australians supported by home care packages has increased is welcome but COTA Australia, the peak older person’s advocacy group, said the Federal Government still has much more work to do to ensure older Australians get the support they need.