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.