There has never been a more important time to think about putting arrangements in place for our final years. Yet many Australians have not done so, which can result in unnecessary stress for ourselves and our families.

COTA NSW’s 2020 50+ report looks at the levels of knowledge and usage of the legal instruments available to people that ensures their future legal, health and financial decisions are enacted.


MPs Jo Haylen and Lesley Williams, then co-chairs of the Parliamentary Friends of Older people.

Rita Martin, a nurse with both professional and personal experience in palliative care and end-of-life issues.

Paul Falzon, a solicitor with COTA NSW’s Legal Pathways program who has a special interest in preventing elder abuse.

Joan Hughes, President of COTA NSW.