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COTA Australia welcomes decisive action on elder abuse

 

MEDIA RELEASE COTA Australia welcomes the official launch of the Elder Abuse Action Australia initiative by Commonwealth Attorney-General Hon Christian Porter MP at Seniors Rights Service in Sydney this morning. ... ...

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Message from the CEO

 

COTA believes that ageing is a time of possibility, opportunity and influence. The Australian Government is beginning to align with with this vision, recognising that Australians are living longer and ... ...

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Electricity embedded network customers gain access to free Ombudsman

 

As of 1 July 2018, Victorian electricity embedded networks customers will have access to the free dispute resolution services offered by the Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria (EWOV). What are ... ...

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Tax avoidance by for-profit aged care companies

 

A new report presents preliminary analysis demonstrating how for-profit aged care providers use known loopholes in the system and cleverly disguised corporate structures and tactics to maximise operating income and ... ...

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Message from the CEO

 

On 1 May the Andrews Government brought down their 2018–19 Budget. COTA Victoria was pleased to see the investment in the health system to enable it to better meet the ... ...

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We can change our brain and its ability to cope with disease with simple lifestyle choice

Lifestyle factors such as meditation can change our brain for the better. gGuilherme Romano/Unsplash Yen Ying Lim, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health This is part of our series ... ...

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Safety alert over Heritage gas heaters

 

The Victorian Government has issued a safety alert about the potential health risks of Vulcan Heritage and Pyrox Heritage gas heaters producing high levels of carbon monoxide. What does this ... ...

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Mandatory flu vaccinations for staff at government aged care facilities

 

The National Immunisation Program regards persons aged 65 years of age and above as vulnerable groups at increased risk of severe disease from influenza, and therefore eligible for the free seasonal influenza ... ...

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Ask Izzy provides insights into homelessness data

 

In March 2016 Prime Minister Turnbull launched Ask Izzy, a mobile phone based directory to connect homeless people with essential services. Ask Izzy is free; it is a location-based online ... ...

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Risk of faulty circuit breakers in aged care facilities

 

Older aged care homes and other organisations may have faulty circuit breakers installed, warns the Department of Health. The Department encourages organisations to review current circuit breakers and take appropriate ... ...

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