News feed: Ageing Population

18th May

Budget Aged Care Measures Welcome – Except One


COTA Australia welcomed several additional commitments to the continuing aged care reform process in tonight’s Federal Budget but expressed concern about delays in moving on key reforms.

Minister Greg Hunt has announced that the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) that …

11th May

Budget 2017 Delivers Some Good News For Older Australians

Budget 2017: government delivers some good news for older Australians but misses some key challenges of an ageing Australia

The 2017 Federal Budget has some good measures for older Australians in the areas of health, housing and mature age employment …

10th Mar

WA State Election. Election commitments for seniors.


Following the state election Q&A, COTA WA asked each political party to outline their election commitments for seniors in an ageing population.  The questions posted were in brief:

The Need for

  1. A voice for older people
  2. Inclusive and age friendly
13th Feb

Recent Election Q&A Straw Poll Results.


Paul Miles, Lynn MacLaren and Margaret Quirk who spoke on the day. 

At our recent Election Q & A we asked people to pick the Party that best responded to the issues that are important to the older voter, based …

3rd Oct

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