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New online resource Life Checks recognises we need to plan well to achieve the best possible ageing

OTA Australia has congratulated the government on the launch of its new Life Checks campaign, website and resources, which may potentially provide life checks and information for more than 9 million mid-life and older Australians. ...

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PC Super report highlights need for full retirement incomes review

MEDIA RELEASE 10 January 2019 Today’s Productivity Commission inquiry final report into Australia’s superannuation system must trigger a comprehensive and independent inquiry into our whole retirement incomes system at the ... ...

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Consumers welcome new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

 

COTA Australia welcomed the launch today of the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, which combines and replaces the former Aged Care Quality Agency and the Aged Care Complaints Commission.  ...

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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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Centrelink hours and pension enquiries over Christmas

 

All Centrelink service centres – along with the majority of phone lines – will close their doors from December 24 to December 27, before reopening for a couple of days ... ...

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Survive the heat

 

As summer brings some extremely hot weather, be prepared. During extreme heat it is easy to become dehydrated or for your body to overheat. If this happens, you may develop ... ...

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Apply for, and manage, your Seniors Card online

 

The Victorian Seniors card is available to all Victorian residents who are aged 60+ and work less than 35 hours per week. Residents who are eligible by age but still ... ...

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State of the (Older) Nation Survey Report

 

We were excited to launch the inaugural COTA State of the (Older) Nation report last week in Parliament House in Canberra. The land mark report has found the majority of ... ...

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New report shows action needed to help vulnerable older Australians

 

A report has found the majority of older Australians feel a decade younger than their current age, overwhelmingly support assisted dying legislation, and nearly half feel less valued by society than when they were younger. ...

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Labor’s Fair Energy Plan Gives Consumers Stronger Protection

 

Media release 21 November, 2018 COTA Victoria (COTA) welcomes Labor’s energy announcement to strengthen protections for Victorian consumers, including banning door-to-door salespeople and telemarketing from selling energy plans. COTA is ... ...

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