With this year’s federal budget delayed by COVID-19, COTA Australia has had time to make an extra pre-budget submission, advocating for new measures to support older Australians in the COVID-19 context.
As the long-running Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety continues to investigate failures in Australia’s aged care system, COTA Victoria recently returned to communities in Darebin and the Bellarine to talk through the proposed system redesigns
Older people who are downsizing often look to move in with family – an arrangement that can have benefits for everyone. But when relationships sour and these arrangements break down, the impacts for older people can be disastrous. Luckily, there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
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The extension of the JobKeeper scheme and the continued additional support for people on JobSeeker have been welcomed by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia as essential support for mature age workers thrown into unemployment or at risk of it due to COVID-19.
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