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Volunteering opportunities available to act as a Peer Educator

Volunteering opportunities available to act as a Peer Educator

Posted 20-Dec-2016

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Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) is currently starting up our recruitment again to train new volunteers in a new topic, Your Wellbeing Your Plan, in February 2017.

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COTA NSW Forum: Busting the myth of an 'intergenerational war'

COTA NSW Forum: Busting the myth of an 'intergenerational war'

Posted 22-Nov-2016

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This fourm bought experts together to discuss and dispel the myth about an intergenerational war.

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Free event in Sydney for grandparent, kinship and non-parent carers.

Free event in Sydney for grandparent, kinship and non-parent carers.

Posted 10-Mar-2017

Event Date 5-Apr-2017 to 5-Apr-2017

Registrations are essential and close Wednesday March 29th.

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Free Information Session - Your Wellbeing, Your Plan

Free Information Session - Your Wellbeing, Your Plan

Posted 07-Mar-2017

Event Date 07-Mar-2017 to 04-Mar-2099

Small positive changes in our day-to-day lives can have big impacts on our overall long term well-being. Let’s talk about what’s important to you, and your wellbeing, at COTA NSW’s free information session: Your Wellbeing, Your Plan.

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What will COTA NSW be fighting for this year?

What will COTA NSW be fighting for this year?

Posted 23-Jan-2017

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Discover the main agendas that COTA NSW will be looking to see addressed in the upcoming financial year.

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What would you think about a Homeshare program in Parramatta?

What would you think about a Homeshare program in Parramatta?

Posted 28-Sep-2016

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Homeshare is a simple idea that matches older people who might need some assistance in the home with younger people who are looking for affordable housing. Parramatta City Council wants to know what you think about starting a Homeshare program in the area.

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NCAT releases a new video series to help work through issues like Guardianship and Tenancy

NCAT releases a new video series to help work through issues like Guardianship and Tenancy

Posted 20-Sep-2016

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The NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has launched a series of short videos to help people better understand how they can engage the tribunal to assist them with issues they may have in tenancy, in applying for Guardianship of someone they care for, as well as home building and administrative issues.

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‘Next of kin’  ‘Person Responsible’ and ‘Enduring Guardian’ – who has the power?

‘Next of kin’ ‘Person Responsible’ and ‘Enduring Guardian’ – who has the power?

Posted 05-Sep-2016

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Did you know that the term "next of kin" has no legal status in NSW? Do you know the difference between "Next of Kin", "Person Responsible" and "Enduring Guardian"?

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Battling Myths – Australian retirees found to be modest spenders, regardless of income

Battling Myths – Australian retirees found to be modest spenders, regardless of income

Posted 23-Aug-2016

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New research into the spending of Australian retirees has revealed that most retirees have only modest spending rates, regardless of their level of income.

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Planning Ahead –who would you want to make decisions on your behalf?

Planning Ahead –who would you want to make decisions on your behalf?

Posted 04-Aug-2016

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We take it for granted that we can make our own decisions about a range of issues, large and small, that affect our lives. But for many of us some decisions will be made for us later in life via a legal document. Planning ahead is an easy way for us to ensure that later in life the big decisions are made the way would wish.

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Revolutionary suicide prevention program announced for NSW

Revolutionary suicide prevention program announced for NSW

Posted 04-Aug-2016

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The Mental Health Commission of NSW has today announced Australia’s largest integrated suicide prevention program, expected to reduce suicides deaths by 20% and suicide attempts by 30%.

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COTA Australia 2016 National Policy Forum

COTA Australia 2016 National Policy Forum

Posted 12-Jul-2016

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Join us at the COTA Australia National Policy Forum as speakers from across the country, including Senior Australian of the year Gordian Fulde, explore the future of primary health care for older Australians.

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Paper tickets will no be longer accepted on NSW transport from August

Paper tickets will no be longer accepted on NSW transport from August

Posted 04-Jul-2016

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As of 1 August 2016 paper tickets -including the Pensioner Excursion Ticket (PETs) - will no longer be accepted sold or accepted for travel within the Opal network.

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Federal Budget lacking a plan to fight social isolation

Federal Budget lacking a plan to fight social isolation

Posted 01-Jul-2016

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Ian Day, CEO of COTA NSW explains why expenditure on initiatives to address social isolation among older people is an area in which Australia is falling behind.

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EOFY: Last chance to donate before the end of the financial year.

EOFY: Last chance to donate before the end of the financial year.

Posted 16-Jun-2016

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Since 1956 COTA NSW has made a significant difference to older people's lives, launching some of the state's most important initiatives for older people. Help us to continue advocating on behalf of older people by donating to COTA NSW before the end of the financial year on 30 June.

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Acknowledging World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Acknowledging World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted 15-Jun-2016

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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day when people around the world pause to acknowledge the fact that older people continue to be susceptible to particular forms of abuse and to rally in support of change.

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Big issues confront older voters in the Federal election

Big issues confront older voters in the Federal election

Posted 14-Jun-2016

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The COTA Australia 2016 Federal Election Statement has called on all parties to better address the five key areas of health, aged care, retirement incomes, employment, and housing in their election policies.

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Key Findings COTA 2016 Election Survey - Health care & retirement income key concerns

Key Findings COTA 2016 Election Survey - Health care & retirement income key concerns

Posted 14-Jun-2016

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The results of the 2016 Election Panel survey, released today by COTA Australia, have identified the key concern for older voters this election to be access to quality health care and revealed a startling lack of faith amongst older Australians in the current system of retirement incomes.

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NSW Ageing Alliance identifies the 5 areas of key concern in the upcoming federal election

NSW Ageing Alliance identifies the 5 areas of key concern in the upcoming federal election

Posted 10-Jun-2016

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In the lead up to the Federal Election, the NSW Ageing Alliance, of which COTA NSW is a member, is calling on all parties to commit to action on five key issues.

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2016 Consumer Survey - Your chance to win an iPad!

2016 Consumer Survey - Your chance to win an iPad!

Posted 01-Jun-2016

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We want to hear from you about the issues that matter to you. That’s why each year we conduct a Consumer Survey to help us to better represent you. Complete this year's survey to go into the draw for an iPad!

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COTA NSW Home Options Information Service the best bet for people affected by forthcoming changes to strata title

COTA NSW Home Options Information Service the best bet for people affected by forthcoming changes to strata title

Posted 31-May-2016

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In the last few days, the Government concluded public consultations on the draft regulations relating to strata title, sparking a new round of comment about how the laws will affect vulnerable people once they come into effect and sales of strata titled apartment blocks accelerate.

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COTA NSW excited by North Coast Housing Forum

COTA NSW excited by North Coast Housing Forum

Posted 25-May-2016

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A recent North Coast Housing Forum has explored some of the knottiest issues facing our community and highlighted the pressing need to make it easier for older people to access information about their housing choices.

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Gold Opal Card safe from fare increase

Gold Opal Card safe from fare increase

Posted 18-May-2016

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COTA NSW welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance that there will be no increase to set fares for Gold Opal card customers this year.

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New Age Discrimination Commissioner appointed

New Age Discrimination Commissioner appointed

Posted 06-May-2016

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COTA NSW welcomes the appointment of the new, full time Age Discrimination Commissioner.

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2016 Federal Budget brings welcome reforms and missed opportunities

2016 Federal Budget brings welcome reforms and missed opportunities

Posted 04-May-2016

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The 2016 Federal budget announced last night has included wins and losses for older Australians, with reform for superannuation, but missed opportunities in aged care, housing and mature age employment.

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COTA NSW welcomes the Willing to Work report

COTA NSW welcomes the Willing to Work report

Posted 03-May-2016

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COTA NSW welcomes the release of the report of the Willing to Work Inquiry by the Australian Human Rights Commission, which has highlighting the cost to older Australians and the Australian economy of persisting age discrimination in the workforce.

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Housing affordability crisis is a priority election issue

Housing affordability crisis is a priority election issue

Posted 21-Apr-2016

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Anglicare’s 2016 Rental Affordability Snapshot has shed light on the shocking lack of affordable rental housing options in NSW and drawn to attention the urgent need for all political parties to prioritise housing affordability in their election platforms.

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Our NSW Grandparents Day legacy

Our NSW Grandparents Day legacy

Posted 12-Apr-2016

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Over the past four years COTA NSW has had the pleasure of coordinating NSW Grandparents Day and ensuring that communities across the state come together to celebrate the role that grandparents play in our lives. Find out what we've achieved.

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50+ Report: We hear from over 50s across the state.

50+ Report: We hear from over 50s across the state.

Posted 29-Mar-2016

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COTA NSW has now released its latest 50+ Report. We spoke to almost 4000 people aged over 50 across the state about how they move through their communities and how they get their hands on information to inform decision making in their lives.

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Infographic: How over 50s get around

Infographic: How over 50s get around

Posted 29-Mar-2016

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How we get around our neighbourhood has a big impact on how we participate in our community. The latest 50+ Report illuminates the barriers that still plague older people in rural and regional NSW with limited transport options.

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Infographic: Staying connected - How over 50s access information

Infographic: Staying connected - How over 50s access information

Posted 29-Mar-2016

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How do over 50s in NSW get their information? The latest COTA NSW 50+ Report sheds some light on what barriers still exist to over 50s wanting to access information.

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Infographic: The Retirement Gap - Women doing it tough

Infographic: The Retirement Gap - Women doing it tough

Posted 29-Mar-2016

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The latest COTA NSW 50+ Report has highlighted the gender gap that still exists between older men and women in NSW, as women continue to retire later and with less financial security than their male peers.

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Elder Abuse Inquiry continues at State Parliament House

Elder Abuse Inquiry continues at State Parliament House

Posted 23-Feb-2016

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Hearings conducted by the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 into elder abuse have continued this week, with attention turning to rates of suspected abuse in aged care settings.

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New study shows the impact of housing affordability on wellbeing for older Australians

New study shows the impact of housing affordability on wellbeing for older Australians

Posted 12-Feb-2016

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COTA NSW welcomes the recent release of the Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians, an Australia-wide study produced by the Benevolent Society, which highlights the enormous impact that secure and affordable housing has on the wellbeing of older Australians.

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Productivity Commission continues

Productivity Commission continues "quick fix" approach to complex issues of retirement and housing

Posted 01-Dec-2015

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Today’s release of a discussion paper by the Productivity Commission again demonstrates the piecemeal way that policy relating to retirement is being debated. The paper, which suggests that retirees could improve their quality of life if they sold their homes to fund retirement rather than rely on the age pension, fails to look at the raft of issues that older people have to consider, according to COTA NSW CEO Ian Day.

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COTA NSW Tenancy Survey: Results

COTA NSW Tenancy Survey: Results

Posted 25-Nov-2015

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We asked people about their experience of renting in NSW to inform our submission to the NSW State Government. Here's what we found out.

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 Elder Abuse tackled by ABC’s The Drum – view the footage

Elder Abuse tackled by ABC’s The Drum – view the footage

Posted 24-Nov-2015

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Strong media coverage of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Elder Abuse gives us hope that we’ll see action to tackle the problem. View here as COTA NSW CEO Ian Day, who spoke at the Inquiry, appears on ABC's The Drum to discuss the issue.

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Vale Adele Horin

Vale Adele Horin

Posted 24-Nov-2015

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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Adele Horin on the weekend. An intelligent, probing and compassionate journalist with a strong interest in social justice, Adele will be sorely missed.

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Media focuses on COTA NSW testimony at Elder Abuse Inquiry

Media focuses on COTA NSW testimony at Elder Abuse Inquiry

Posted 20-Nov-2015

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Today COTA NSW CEO Ian Day gave the opening testimony at the State Government’s Parliamentary Inquiry into Elder Abuse. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, as many as 50,000 people in NSW experience some form elder abuse.

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Changes to strata laws highlight risks of piecemeal housing policies

Changes to strata laws highlight risks of piecemeal housing policies

Posted 29-Oct-2015

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Major changes to strata title came into effect in NSW this week. The successful passage of the Strata Schemes Development Bill means that a strata title apartment block can now be sold to a developer when 75% of owners agree to a sale, as opposed to 100%, as was previously the case.

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NSW is going grey – when will there be a whole-of-government response?

NSW is going grey – when will there be a whole-of-government response?

Posted 01-Oct-2015

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Media outlets today reported that a demographic milestone has now been passed, with a number of communities in NSW having more residents aged over-65 than those aged under-15.

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Consumer and Carers needed for lived experience advisory panel

Consumer and Carers needed for lived experience advisory panel

Posted 23-Sep-2015

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COTA Australia is looking for consumers and carers to be involved in a lived experience advisory panel for a new and exciting project.

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Global survey says a third of older Australians are living in poverty, with women the most vulnerable

Global survey says a third of older Australians are living in poverty, with women the most vulnerable

Posted 23-Sep-2015

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The Global AgeWatch Index now ranks Australia 17th in the world in terms of older citizens’ well-being. According to the Index, Australia has slipped four places over the last year. Now, Australia sits behind other comparable countries, with most of Western Europe, the United States, Canada and New Zealand, which all occupy places above Australia on the Index. Most alarmingly, the report indicates that 33 per cent of older Australians live in poverty.

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COTA NSW welcomes Inquiry into Elder Abuse in NSW.

COTA NSW welcomes Inquiry into Elder Abuse in NSW.

Posted 04-Sep-2015

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CEO of COTA NSW Ian Day says an Inquiry into Elder Abuse in NSW is required to raise public awareness of the issue and make older people aware of how they can escape abuse.

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Update - Changes to legislation affecting people living in residential parks.

Update - Changes to legislation affecting people living in residential parks.

Posted 18-Aug-2015

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COTA NSW has been taking a keen interest in the NSW State Government's recent changes to legislation affecting people living in residential parks, which will come into effect on 1 November 2015.

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COTA NSW Forum draws attention to older men’s suicide rates

COTA NSW Forum draws attention to older men’s suicide rates

Posted 24-Aug-2015

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The Australian has recently reported on the response of healthcare experts to the upcoming COTA NSW parliamentary forum.

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The suicides we choose to ignore: men aged 85-plus

The suicides we choose to ignore: men aged 85-plus

Posted 14-Jul-2015

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Men aged 85 and over are three times more likely to die by suicide than other groups of Australians, yet this fact is rarely addressed. COTA NSW presents a Parliamentary Forum to consider older men’s suicide and to explore what our mental health care system is doing to address older people’s mental health needs.

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National Policy Council sheds light on what needs to be done into the future

National Policy Council sheds light on what needs to be done into the future

Posted 22-Jul-2015

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This year’s COTA National Policy Council (NPC) was a great success. The State and Territory COTAs, along with COTA Australia, gathered to look at policy and advocacy successes over the last year and engage in detailed discussion of the key issues impacting older Australians into the future, the COTAs have developed a clear vision of the policy and advocacy priorities likely to dominate 2015-16.

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Grandparents’ role rebuilding families overlooked

Grandparents’ role rebuilding families overlooked

Posted 07-Jul-2015

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The NSW education syllabus will be amended to help children better understand domestic violence and to identify, report and protect themselves and others from such abuse. Children who have been the victims of domestic violence, like other highly traumatised and vulnerable children, are often placed into the care of grandparents.

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2015 Federal Budget: COTA analysis

2015 Federal Budget: COTA analysis

Posted 29-May-2015

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We know that many of our readers are keen to learn more about the implication of this month’s Federal Budget. COTA Australia has just released a Policy Alert which examines key Budget measures affecting older Australians.

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Older voters shouldn't be taken for granted

Older voters shouldn't be taken for granted

Posted 24-Mar-2015

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During Seniors Week last week COTA NSW conducted a poll which sought feedback from attendees on whether they believed older voters were a priority for NSW politicians. The results were staggering with 65% of people responding in the negative.

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Inquiry into employment discrimination long overdue

Inquiry into employment discrimination long overdue

Posted 15-Apr-2015

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Attorney-General George Brandis today announced that the Australian Human Rights Commission will launch ‘Willing to Work,’ which will inquire into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with a disability.

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50+ Report 2014: with a focus on how and where older people are living

50+ Report 2014: with a focus on how and where older people are living

Posted 18-Nov-2014

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50+ Report 2014: with a focus on how and where older people are living

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Hands off the age pension – a victory on indexation

Hands off the age pension – a victory on indexation

Posted 07-May-2015

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We would like to thank all of you who have signed our ‘Hands off the Pension’ petition. It seems your voice has been heard. We are pleased to learn that the Federal government is dropping plans to change pension indexation.

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Grandparents Day October 2015

Grandparents Day October 2015

Posted 17-Feb-2015

Event Date 25-Oct-2015 to 25-Oct-2015

This year Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Sunday 25 October

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Intergenerational Report Released

Intergenerational Report Released

Posted 05-Mar-2015

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Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has now released the latest Intergenerational Report, which looks at population and budget projections to 2055.

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1. Elder Abuse. Speaking of the unspoken
Posted 14-Mar-2017

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Free Elder Abuse Community Information Sessions.

2. Free Information Session - Your Wellbeing, Your Plan
Posted 07-Mar-2017

Event Date 07-Mar-2017 to 04-Mar-2099

Small positive changes in our day-to-day lives can have big impacts on our overall long term well-being. Let’s talk about what’s important to you, and your wellbeing, at COTA NSW’s free information session: Your Wellbeing, Your Plan.

3. Welcome reform for older survivors of child sexual abuse
Posted 17-Feb-2016

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COTA NSW welcomes the State Government’s decision to abolish the time limit for civil claims by survivors of child sexual abuse against their abusers. Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton yesterday introduced legislation to the NSW Parliament which will allow survivors of child abuse to claim for damages regardless of when it occurred.

4. Tragic case shows need for Home Options Information Service
Posted 23-Feb-2015

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COTA NSW believes that this tragic case illustrates the urgent need for a Home Options Information Centre in NSW.

5. Improving detection of financial abuse
Posted 19-Feb-2015

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Capacity Australia, in conjunction with online adaptive learning company, Smart Sparrow, have developed an online learning tool to help bank staff identify when vulnerable people are experiencing financial abuse.

6. Debates around getting older and the process of death
Posted 17-Feb-2015

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Sarah Kliff suggests that the debates surrounding death, including talking about the process of how we choose to die, confuse the conversation.

7. Download 2015/2016 Pre Budget Submission
Posted 17-Feb-2015

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As COTA NSW’s principal policy document, the PBS contains our key recommendations to the NSW State Government in terms of the Budget it hands down in the 2015-2016 financial year.

8. COTA NSW urges government to provide better information services
Posted 29-Jan-2015

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The National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) has recently been advised that it will no longer be receiving funding from the Federal Government.

9. Means-test changes for Seniors Health Care Card
Posted 08-Jan-2015

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From the 1st of January 2015 tax-free superannuation income will be included in assessing eligibility for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card (CSHC).

Card-holders are entitled to concessions on education, travel, healthcare and medicines.

10. Keeping safe in the water over summer
Posted 02-Dec-2014

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A recent study by the Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) has revealed that older people make up one-third of drowning related deaths. During the period between 2002 and 2012 there were more than 1000 drownings involving people aged 50+, 36% of the total number of drownings.

11. 50+ Report launch: presentation notes available
Posted 20-Nov-2014

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COTA NSW launched its lastest 50+ Report at a Parliamentary Forum on Tuesday 18th November.

12. Grandparent care: how much is too much?
Posted 20-Nov-2014

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Long-time COTA NSW collaborator Dr Bridget Jenkins appeared at The Relevance of Grandparenting in Modern Families forum, which was co-hosted by COTA NSW and the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) on 20 November 2014.The forum examined the role grandparenting plays in the lives of older people, and the roles grandparents play in families.

13. Participants sought for research
Posted 17-Nov-2014

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Participants are sought for a research project titled “The impact of housing tenure on the lives of people who are dependent primarily on the age pension for their income”.

14. Grandparent carers need more support: Parliamentary Committee
Posted 31-Oct-2014

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A Senate Inquiry into grandparents who take on primary care of their grandchildren has revealed that current assistance levels for grandparent carers is inadequate.

15. Australia lagging in provision of income security for older people
Posted 03-Oct-2014

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The 1st of October was International Day of Older Persons, and to coincide with celebrations HelpAge International released their Global AgeWatch index. The index aims to “measure and improve the quality of life and wellbeing of older people”. In doing so it highlights any areas of concern for each country, along with those in which they are successfully meeting the needs of older people.

16. $1000 in prizes awarded for participation in men's research
Posted 18-Sep-2014

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COTA NSW awards $1000 in prizes for participation in research and education of older men

17. Changes to superannuation will affect low income earners most
Posted 04-Sep-2014

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“Low-income earners will be worse off following changes to changes to superannuation that have been agreed this week in Federal Parliament,” says Ian Day, CEO of COTA NSW.

18. Letter to financial institutions' CEOs re change to PIN-only cards
Posted 14-Aug-2014

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In response to recent changes by banks and other financial institutions, creating barriers for customers who wish to provide a signature for their purchases instead of a PIN, NNAAMI (National Network of Adult and Adolescent Children who have a Mentally ill parent/s. Inc.) has sent a letter to CEOs of financial institutions asking them to rectify and redress the situation.

19. Concerns over Opal travel card availability
Posted 30-Jul-2014

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Pensioners have voiced concerns over the Baird government’s decision to make Opal card purchases and top-ups unavailable from a large number of Sydney train stations. Although top-ups to Opal cards can be arranged online or by phone, this is not a convenient option for all consumers.

20. Business focus on youth market a mistake
Posted 28-Jul-2014

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Businesses are losing out because of their skewed marketing focus, and older Australians lose out on products and services that they are interested in.

21. Hoarders take heart with HOPE Project
Posted 28-Jul-2014

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The HOPE Project was established to help people aged over 70 years with hoarding disorder, or who are living in severe domestic squalor in northern Sydney and the beaches.

22. Commissioner Ryan seeking revolutionary change
Posted 25-Jul-2014

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Age Discrimination Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Hon Susan Ryan AO, spoke in Melbourne recently about her vision for Australian society, which involves a “revolutionary change in attitudes towards ageing and older people”.

23. Nothing new for seniors in NSW Budget
Posted 17-Jun-2014

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“We are pleased the State Government has plugged the hole the Federal Government created when they ceased to fund concessions for seniors. But there’s little else for older people in NSW to celebrate.”

24. Dying to Know Day 2014
Posted 11-Jul-2014

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Dying to Know Day is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

25. Alert: Commercial company representatives claiming to be from COTA
Posted 04-Jul-2014

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There have been a number of reports from people within the community who have been contacted by people claiming to represent either COTA or Aged Care Services.

26. Watch: Parliamentary Forum footage
Posted 01-Jul-2014

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Paying the Price sought to prompt debate about the measures that should be adopted to ensure Australian women enjoy a more secure older age. Watch footage of the individual guest speakers.

27. Concessions to basic living expenses safe
Posted 10-Jun-2014

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COTA NSW is pleased to see that the NSW Government has moved to protect a raft of concessions available to pensioners and seniors.

28. Changes to NSW Aged Care Alliance
Posted 05-Jun-2014

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At the NSW Aged Care Alliance meeting on 1st May 2014, members voted unanimously to hand secretariat duties for the Alliance from Council of Social Service of New South Wales (NCOSS) to COTA NSW due to a restructure in NCOSS priorities. At the same time, the Alliance has undergone a name change and will now be known as the NSW Ageing Alliance.

29. Changes to Sydney pensioner bus tickets
Posted 02-Jun-2014

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Pensioner Excursion Tickets will not be sold on-board Sydney buses from 1 June 2014. Instead, passengers must pre-purchase their Pensioner Excursion Tickets (PETs) before boarding any Sydney State-Transit bus.

30. NBN and risks for medical alarm users
Posted 29-May-2014

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The rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) could potentially interfere with the functionality of medical alarm devices for care recipients.

31. Australia Post basic postage price rise - are you eligible for a concession?
Posted 03-Apr-2014

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The cost of basic postage rose from 60 to 70 cents on 1st April 2014. There are concessions available to the following concession card holders...

32. Control how future decisions are made for you
Posted 21-Mar-2014

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COTA NSW is pleased to promote the launch of a new website – Start2Talk – which helps people plan ahead for their future healthcare, lifestyle and financial decisions.

33. Do you want to make your community age friendly?
Posted 04-Feb-2014

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An age-friendly community is an inclusive and accessible environment that promotes active ageing. The WHO Age Friendly Cities and Communities program is an international effort to help cities prepare for population ageing and the increasing number and size of urban areas.

34. Forum: Let's talk about dying
Posted 22-Jul-2013

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The forum covered a broad range of issues, including hospital care, palliative care, carer support, advance care directives. The forum concluded with a discussion of the pros and cons of ‘assisted dying'.

35. Do you want to understand more about strata?
Posted 15-Jul-2013

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On the Strata Skills 101 website you can register for workshops to improve your understanding about strata.The interactive workshops are presented by experts and run for 2 to 3 hours each. Each session is limited to 50 people so make sure you register early.

36. Planning for a 'good death'
Posted 15-May-2013

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COTA NSW Board Member Professor Colleen Cartwright appeared on ‘Living in the dark on plans for dying’ which aired on The Law Report, ABC Radio National, on 14 May 2013.

37. Need to make modifications to your home?
Posted 16-Apr-2013

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To better assist people making decisions about how to modify their home the Home Modification (HM) Information Clearinghouse have updated their website.

38. Stay smart online - alert service
Posted 30-Jan-2013

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The Stay Smart Online Alert Service is a free subscription based service provided by the Australian Government’s Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

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