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.

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 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.