News feed: National

National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians Released

 

Australia’s first National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians was released by the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Christian Porter, on Tuesday 19 March. Developed in conjunction with state and ... ...

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News on pension work bonuses and superannuation

 

COTA Australia has welcomed an increase of $50 a fortnight in the amount of money pensioners can earn without affecting the age pension income test, as well as changes to ... ...

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New funding should be tied to staffing

 

10,000 new home care packages is great news, but $320 million funding for residential age care should be tied to staffing, says COTA Australia CEO Ian Yates. The Australian Government ... ...

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New aged care funding welcome but even more home care packages still needed

 

Australia’s peak older persons advocacy body, COTA Australia, has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of an additional $553 million in aged care funding included in today’s Mid Year Economic and ... ...

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Royal Commission must review penalties for abuse in aged care

 

COTA Australia media release 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 ... ...

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Aged Care Royal Commission welcomed but must not delay action on reforms already in train

 

Peak older persons advocate, COTA Australia, today welcomed the Royal Commission into aged care for the spotlight it will throw on the challenges facing aged care over the next two ... ...

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Ellen Fanning Talks to Experts about Elder Abuse

 

Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson, former High Court judge Justice Michael Kirby, and CEO of the Australian Banking Association Anna Bligh are just three of the many experts who talked ... ...

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COTA welcomes appointment of key ministers for older Australians

COTA AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE 27 AUGUST 2018 COTA Australia has welcomed the reappointment of Greg Hunt as Minister for Health and the reappointment of Ken Wyatt AM as Minister for ... ...

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Do you need help discussing difficult issues with your family?

 

Elder mediation and counselling can help families resolve complex challenges related to ageing. Relationships Australia Tasmania’s Elder Relationship Services provide a safe, respectful and listening environment. They help families discuss ... ...

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Funding boost to fight elder abuse welcomed by older Australians

Australia’s peak older person’s advocacy body, COTA Australia, today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement it will provide $2 million in extra funding support for the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) ... ...

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