Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia

30 September 2019, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide comment and input to the Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payment in Australia.

MEDIA RELEASE: Budget Reply 2019 – 350,000 older job seekers will still be left in poverty under Labor

5 April 2019
The Opposition’s Budget Reply, like the government’s Budget, still leaves 350,000 job seekers older than 45 years out in the cold by failing to commit to increased Newstart payments, COTA Australia, said today.

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.