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.

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.