Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s inquiry on the Interfaces between the aged care and the health care system

6 December 2019, COTA Submissions
The Royal Commission has identified that in its upcoming hearing to be held in Canberra 9 – 13 December it will investigate the interfaces between the aged care and health care systems. COTA believes improvements to the interface between healthcare and aged care systems are essential.

MEDIA RELEASE: New $537 million aged care package a strong down payment towards improved aged care

25 November 2019
The Federal Government’s response to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, including a funding injection of $537 million, has been applauded by COTA Australia as an important step forward, but a plan to urgently reduce home care waiting times is still missing from the equation.

Submission to ASIC’s inquiry into unsolicited telephone sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance

31 August 2019, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia writes in response to the consultation on CP317 – unsolicited telephone sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance. We welcome this important interim measure as part of broader law reform by the Australian Government.

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.

Submission to the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care on the Aged Care Royal Commission Terms of Reference

30 September 2018, COTA Submissions
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide suggestions for the development of the Letters Patent (Terms of Reference) for the announced Royal Commission into the Quality and Safety in Aged Care.

MEDIA RELEASE: Royal Commission must review penalties for abuse in aged care, and appropriate methods of monitoring potential abuse

25 September 2018
The Aged Care Royal Commission must investigate an appropriate range of penalties for neglect, excessive restraint and abuse in residential aged care and the need for more effective monitoring of staff, including the use of CCTV cameras, in light of shocking incidents reported by Four Corners.