Submissions

COTA Victoria writes submissions to Government to influence the policies and programs it develops.

COTA Victoria writes submissions to Government to influence the policies and programs it develops.  Many submissions are in response to consultation papers, parliamentary inquiries, law reform inquiries, and discussion papers on issues impacting on older people. The following are recent submissions made by COTA:

2017

Enhancing Victoria’s Economic Performance and Productivity

Retirement Housing Reform Internal-Dispute-Resolution Submission

ESC Payment Difficulties Submission

2017 April COTA Victoria VAD Bill Submission

Residential Tenancies Act 1997 Review Options Paper

COTA Victoria Gaming Machine Harm Minimalisation

2016

COTA HAAG Towards an Older Person’s Housing Strategy November 2016

COTA Victoria End of Life Submission

Victoria’s Draft 30 year Infrastructure Strategy

Parliamentary Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector June 2016

2016 Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

Appendix 2016 Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

2015

Submission on the Review of the Multi Purpose Taxi Program December 2015

Submission on the Victoria 10 Year Mental Health September 2015

Submission on the Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 August 2015

Submission Modernising Victorias Health Complaints Legislation August 2015

Parliamentary Inquiry into End-of-Life Choices

Joint submission Housing Productivity Commission Response July 2015

Previous Submissions

AGEING IN VICTORIA (submission to the Department of Human Services 2009)

ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE (AMI) PROGRAM REVIEW (Smart Meters) (submission to Victorian Dept Treasury and Finance 2011)

BUDGET RESPONSE  (submission to the Treasury Department 2010)

BUDGET SUBMISSION 2012-13

COTA Vic Budget Submission 2013-14

COTA Victoria Budget Submission 2014-2015

CARERS REWARD CARD (submission to Department of Planning & Community
Development 2008)

CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (submission to Victorian Inquiry – Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee, June 2011)

CLIMATE CHANGE (submission to Green Paper, Premier’s Department 2009)

ELDER ABUSE (submission to the Office of Senior Victorians 2005)

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND PUBLIC HEALTH (submission to Parliamentary Inquiry 2011)

FAMILY VIOLENCE – ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN (submission to State Government’s Family Violence Action Plan 2012)

GUARDIANSHIP & ADMINISTRATION ACT REVIEW (submission to the Vic Law Reform
Commission 2010)

GUARDIANSHIP & ADMINISTRATION ACT REVIEW (submission to the Vic Law Reform
Commission 2011)

HUMAN RIGHTS CONSULTATION (submission to Attorney General’s Department, Canberra 2009)

MENTAL HEALTH (submission to the Department of Human Services, September 2008)

MEN’S HEALTH & WELL BEING STRATEGY (submission to Department of Health 2010)

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPATION OF SENIOR VICTORIANS (submission to Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry, Family and Community Development Committee, Sept 2011)

POWERS OF ATTORNEY (submission to Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee
2008)

PUBLIC HOUSING INQUIRY (submission to Family & Community Development Committee
2010)

RESIDENTIAL PARKS (submission on tenancy policy to Consumer Affairs Victoria 2009)

RETIREMENT VILLAGES – INFORMATION AND CONTRACT DISCLOSURE OPTIONS (Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria 2011)

RETIREMENT VILLAGES REGULATION (submission on Maintenance charges to
Consumer Affairs Victoria 2008)

SUPPORTED RESIDENTIAL SERVICES (submission to Department of Human Services
2008)

SMART METER REVIEW (submission to Department Resources, Energy & Tourism 2009)

TAXI INDUSTRY ENQUIRY (submission to Department of Transport 2011)

VISITABLE & ADAPTABLE HOUSING FEATURES (submission to Department Planning & Community Development 2010)

WOMEN’S HEALTH & WELL BEING (submission to Department of Health 2010)

COTA Australia produces submissions to the Federal Government. Some issues may be relevant at both state and national levels, for example, women’s health. This is because both levels of government have policies and programs about these issues.

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