News feed: Action

Ageing and Homelessness

 

COTA Queensland believes that the Queensland Government must take more concerted action to assist those seniors who for a variety of reasons find themselves displaced from appropriate housing and made homeless.  ...

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COTA calls on State Government to prioritise ageing issues

COTA Queensland, the seniors peak body representing 718,000 Queenslanders aged 65 and over, congratulates Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on leading the Labor Government to a second term in office.

COTA has welcomed the reappointment of Coralee O’Rourke as Minister for Seniors and congratulates her on the inclusion of Communities in her responsibilities. We look forward to continuing to work with the Minister for Seniors on the WHO Age-friendly Cities and Communities initiative.

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2017 State Election Priorities

Making Queensland Age-Friendly

2017 COTA Queensland State Election Priorities

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland is the peak body for Queensland seniors, advancing the rights, needs and futures of older Queenslanders since 1957.

COTA Queensland aims to help create a more just, equitable and caring community in which older people are actively involved and have access to appropriate support, services and care. These principles are consistent with the World Health Organisation (WHO) age-friendly communities approach.

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You’re Invited to Celebrate 60 Years of Service

On Thursday 30 November 2017, join us in celebrating 60 years of service to Queensland's ageing population at our 60th Annual General Meeting. ...

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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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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.

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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
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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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