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Help decide the future of digital health information

The Commonwealth Department of Health invites the public to have their say on how data in the My Health Record system may be used in future. There is scope for the My Health Record to be used for a variety of secondary purposes including research, policy and planning. The Australian Government Department of Health has released a Consultation Paper to begin identifying what Australians want the framework to say to help decide who should be able to access My Health … Read the rest

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Call for Nominations for COTA Queensland Board Directors

Nominations are now open for two Director Positions on the Board of Council on the Ageing Queensland Ltd.  These appointments will take effect from the 2017 AGM which is scheduled for Thursday 30 November.

Each candidate for election as an Elected Director must be proposed by an ordinary member or the nominated representative of an ordinary member who must be a current financial member of the Company at the time of the nomination or an honorary life member.

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Win An IPad in COTA Australia Survey

Win An IPad By Completing Consumer Survey about Self-Management of Home Care Packages

DO YOU CARE ABOUT CHOICE AND CONTROL IN AGED CARE?

As part of our Increasing Self-management in Home Care Project, COTA Australia is interested in hearing from older Australians about:

  1. What you know about self-management in home care packages,
  2. The interest in increasing the options for more choice and control of home care packages,
  3. The information or support needed to self-manage care and services, and
  4. The interest
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Help trial My Account – a new digital service for Seniors

The Queensland Government is looking to make life a little easier by trialling a new service called My Account.

It’s a bit different to how you usually deal with government.  With this new service it’s like having your own digital assistant come to you with reminders, like when your rego is due, or suggest new services and information that might help you out.

You have a chance to be part of a new stage in service delivery and tell … Read the rest

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Consultation on the new National LGBTI Aged Care Action Plan – Brisbane

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is holding a consultation to develop the new National LGBTI Aged Care Action Plan.

 This consultation is open to all LGBTI elders and their chosen families, networks, carers and supporters as well as aged care providers and other organisations who want to help shape what LGBTI inclusive aged care looks like.

Date: 13 October 2017
Venue: QuAC, Training Room, 30 Helen Street, Teneriffe QLD 4005
Time: 9.30am – 1pm (Please arrive between … Read the rest

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Care Search Survey Seeks Views on Death and Dying

CareSearch provides online palliative care information and resources to health professionals and to patients, carers and families as well as providing information for the general community.

CareSearch are currently inviting members of the public to complete an anonymous online survey to understand your views on death and dying and find out what you know about palliative care and the CareSearch website.

Further information on the survey can be found on the CareSearch website by clicking here.

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Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

 

The High Court handed down the decision to go ahead with a postal vote on same-sex marriage.

We have compiled this article to clarify what the survey is all about, and assist you to make a well-informed decision.

What are we voting on?

There has been a change in attitude towards same-sex marriage over the past decade and numerous calls to enact changes to the law that allow same-sex couples to be wed. Under the current legislation, the Marriage Read the rest

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How we are representing older Queenslanders in Health

 

Today most Queenslanders can expect to live into their eighties and some beyond. Longer life provides the opportunity to reconsider not only what older age might be but how our whole lives might unfold.

Yet the extent of the opportunities that arise from these extra years of life will be very heavily dependent on one key factor: health. If people are experiencing these years in good health their ability to do things that matter to them will be little … Read the rest

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Personalised Transport Survey

 

Queensland’s personalised transport industry has now been deregulated, with 82 governing regulations removed. COTA, along with other organisations are concerned about the future availability of personalised transport options.

We encourage you to complete this survey which will inform COTA’s assessment of the changed landscape and advocacy needed to ensure security and certainty for sufficient numbers of accessible vehicles, including Maxi Taxis, across Queensland to meet older people’s needs.

Take the survey. 

 

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Queenslanders urged to have their say on mixed-use and resort developments

The Queensland Government is encouraging  people to have their say on body corporate issues for mixed-use and resort developments, following the release of an issues paper prepared by Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the issues paper seeks feedback on options to modernise the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 (BUGT Act).

The BUGT Act applies to owners and bodies corporate in a number of mixed-use and resort developments.

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