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If in doubt, don’t

 

Consumer Affairs Victoria is working to reduce the harm caused by scammers by building greater awareness and understanding of online scams among older Victorians. ...

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National Palliative Care Week

Image an older couple looking at one another. Text: You matter, your care matters.  

You matter. Your Care matters. Find out about events and resources on palliative care and talking to those close to you about end of life and what matters to you ...

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Pensioners squeezed out of Australian cities due to skyrocketing rents

 

A new report released today confirms that Australian pensioners have to leave the city to find affordable rent or pay more than 60 per cent of their income just to ... ...

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Residents call for better laws for retirement housing

 

Over a hundred residents of retirement villages and key organisations called for changes to retirement housing laws at a recent forum. COTA Victoria, Housing for the Aged Action Group, Residents ... ...

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Older Renters need Affordable Appropriate and Secure Housing

 

Each year COTA Victoria conducts a survey asking older people what issues concern them the most. In 2016 – 44.25% of respondents  (the majority) said that access to affordable, secure ... ...

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COTA Victoria Analyses Federal and State Budget

 

2017 Federal Budget analysis Pensioner Concessions: We welcome the replacement of the pension concession card for those who lost it in the January 2017 changes to the pension. Housing: We ... ...

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COTA Victoria 2017-2018 State Budget Analysis

 

General funding initiatives The Victorian Government’s Budget 2017-18 funded a number of broad initiatives that will positively impact on older Victorians through health, affordable housing, family violence initiatives, and investment ... ...

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2017 Federal Budget Analysis

 

The 2017 Federal Budget has some good measures for older Australians in the areas of health, housing and mature age employment but missed the opportunity to provide better support for ... ...

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Can you spot a scam on social media?

 

Can you spot a scam on social media? National Consumer Fraud Week 15–19 May 2017 An Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce initiative In 2016 Scamwatch received more reports than ever of ... ...

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Go Purple for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 

Go Purple for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! Seniors Rights Victoria is calling on all Victorians to “go purple” to celebrate the rights of older people and help raise awareness ... ...

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