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Get on board this Seniors Week 2020 with free bus travel
Consumer groups outline 10 key points for future of aged care in Australia
Older Canberrans need help with Zoom and Skype to reduce isolation during COVID-19
Council on Ageing expresses deep concern at politicisation of Retirement Income Review – Informed and mature public
Call for stimulus payment for pensioners after indexation goes backwards
Milestone Seniors Week brings new opportunities to celebrate
Failures in aged care must result in change
Aged care providers with COVID-19 cases, and Department, must be open and transparent to ensure public confidence
JobKeeper and JobSeeker announcement welcomed, but reintroduction of Liquid Assets Waiting Period must be dropped
New Home Care packages a welcome but small step forward but delay
New ACT Seniors’ Card now online
COTA At Home Guide launched to help combat elder abuse
Winners of Innovation Challenge to help future proof Australia’s healthcare system announced
4 Corners report into Newmarch House demonstrates lessons from which all aged care providers and governments must
Funding boost to help combat elder abuse in community
Seniors Week goes virtual in 2020
Australians urged to stay vigilant as COVID-19 toll climbs to 100
Liquid Assets Waiting Period for JobSeeker payments must be abolished to save many tens of thousands from falling
Welcome $205 million funding boost will help meet costs of extra staff time and hygiene control
Consultation on draft Aged Care Visitor Access Code
Record issuance of debit cards to help isolated or vulnerable customers
New hotline for older Australians during COVID-19 pandemic launched
Older Australians support Government’s “strong advice” for vulnerable Australians to remain indoors
Aged care funding injection a welcome response to challenges COVID-19 poses for aged care providers
Safety – respect – compassion
Retirement Income Review must prioritise a simpler, fairer
ACOSS/UNSW report highlights need to increase Newstart and ensure age pension is sufficient
Action on aged care, health, retirement income and employment is central to older Australians needs
COTA’s calls for choice and control reinforced by new home care research
MYEFO confirms aged care commitments but structural aged care reforms must continue
Rental market leaves pensioners out in cold in new affordability report
New $537 million aged care package a strong down payment towards improved aged care
Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report provides Government mandate to commence transformation
Supporting Tasmania’s Active Ageing Plan
Seniors Recognised For Outstanding Contributions
COTA welcomes Retirement Incomes Review, which promises a holistic approach to create a fairer
First reduction in Home Care wait lists is good news but waiting times remain totally unacceptable
Comprehensive approach needed to address housing stress as mortgage debt and housing stress jumps
Age Discrimination Commissioner launches campaign in Tasmania
COTA welcomes Government timeframe for legislating recommendations of banking Royal Commission
Queensland goes age-friendly for Seniors Week
New VISA Debit Cards for NT Seniors Recognition Scheme
Launch of trial programs to improve access to dementia services
Doctors and aged care staff must stop improper use of antipsychotic and psychotropic drugs
Council on Ageing welcomes Minister Colbeck’s strong response to Earle Haven Nursing home
Aged care consumers encouraged to assert their rights as new Aged Care Quality Standards
New trial program in Perth to provide dedicated support for people with dementia
COTA congratulates new Ministers and urges them to take an all of government approach to