Guided by our Policy Development Committee, current events and enquiries and concerns raised by older people we work on a range of issues related to the rights of older Victorians.
2022 State Election Asks
Make Victoria Age Friendly. COTA Victoria calls on all parties and independents to commit to the following six asks in the lead up to the 2022 state election. These asks will go a long way towards enabling people to maintain their health, mobility, independence, and enjoyment of life as they age.
Policy priorities in 2022
- Follow up of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission report with a focus on Victoria related actions
- Supporting increased opportunities for older people to return to employment
- Continuation of the Assistive Technology for All campaign
- Continued awareness-raising and education in relation to Ageism
- Lobbying to ensure older people are not digitally excluded from accessing services
- Monitoring the impact of COVID-19 especially the barriers to older people re-engaging with the community
- Identifying opportunities to prevent and address elder abuse through law reform and advocacy
- Participating in the review of the Victorian Retirement Villages Act
- Following up our Pre-budget submission
- Participation in consultations for the Victorian Transport Accessibility Strategy
We work in collaboration with COTA Australia on national issues such as aged care and retirement incomes and with the other state and territory COTA organisations. COTA consults with people over 50 about their views, life experiences and needs through the State of the (Older) Nation survey.