Media Releases

The media plays an important role in alerting the general public to issues of concern to older Victorians.

COTA Victoria produces media releases whenever the situation or issue requires a public response.

2017 Press Releases

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COTA Victoria’s Policy Priorities Statement 2017 – Urgent transport fix needed for regional Victoria

COTA Victoria welcomes committee findings on retirement housing sector

Home care services for older Australians enter new era

2016 Press Releases

COTA Victoria calls for calm and informed discussion on the Government’s response to the End of Life Choices Inquiry

Significant Contribution of Older Australians

Take a Stand Against Ageism

Age Discrimination In The Workforce: Action Needed

2015 Press Releases

UN Human Rights Day 2015

International Day of Older People

State Budget 2015

Seniors Conference 2015

International Womens Day 2015

2014 Press Releases

International Day of Human Rights (PDF) – 10th December 2014

Older Victorians to Decide Priorities for Victorian State Election (PDF)  – 1 October 2014

The International Day Of Older People – 1 October 2014

Purple power for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2014(PDF) – 12 June 2014

International Womens Day: 8 March 2014 (PDF)  – 06 March, 2014

Deaths of Older People from Heatwaves (PDF) – 28 January, 2014

2013 Press Releases

Human Rights Day 2013: Consider the rights of older Australians (PDF) – 10 December, 2013
Call for a UN Convention on the Rights of Older People – (PDF) – 08 July, 2013
Men’s Health Week 2013 – (PDF) – 12 June, 2013
Melbourne’s Arts Centre Spire Turns Purple for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2013  (PDF) –  12 June, 2013
COTA Victoria Statewide Conference on Issues Facing Older Victorians (PDF) – 3 June, 2013
Volunteer Week 2013: Seniors Make an Enormous Contribution (PDF ) – 9 May, 2013
2013-14 State Budget at a Glance – What’s in it for seniors? (PDF) – 8 May, 2013
State Government’s new Fire Services Property Levy (PDF) – 2 May, 2013
Launch of Age Friendly Communities 12 March 2013
New commissioner for senior Victorians  20 February 2013
Need for housing for the aged – Herald Sun 14 January 2013

2012 Press Releases
Taxi response must put passengers first 12 December 2012
Seniors festival give us pause to consider those doing it tough October 2012
Call for a Commissioner for Older People –  August 22th, 2012

Older Victorians Outraged Over Water Charges June 13th 2012
Loneliness Major Cause of Death – World Health Day Release April 7th 2012
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th 2012
National Volunteers Week 14th to 20th May 2012
Older Victorians and the State Budget 2012
What COTA  wants from the 2012  Victorian Budget
Older Drivers Campaign – March 2012

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