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My Aged Care translated resources

A range of resources about how to get started with My Aged Care are available in up to 18 languages. The resources provide information for older people, their families and carers.
You can view or download the following translated materials from the My Aged Care website:

  • fact sheets
  • brochures
  • print advertisements
  • radio advertisements

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Consumers shouldn’t be penalised for choosing paper bills

 

On Thursday 31st August, at the Consumer Affairs Forum (CAF) held in Melbourne, the Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers in charge of Consumer Affairs announced that “Commonwealth Treasury will undertake regulatory assessment of fees for paper billing with the assistance of CAANZ members.”

Following the Forum, Minister McCormack has confirmed that consumers shouldn’t be penalised for choosing paper bills: “Consumers – including the elderly and disadvantaged – who do not have access to technology to receive digital bills … Read the rest

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Energy Made Easy can help you beat bigger bills

Energy is a significant cost for many households and small businesses and recent price increases have added to these costs.

It’s not welcome news but there are things you can do to lessen the impact of those price rises. If you haven’t switched energy providers in some time, or if you are still on a standing offer, chances are you are paying more for electricity or gas than you need to. There are lower price energy plans available and the … 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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Local group launches Australia’s first disability access app

 

Brisbane based disability support service Carers Link, in partnership with Disability Support Queensland, has launched Access 4000, the nation’s only smartphone app to provide information on some Brisbane venues and infrastructure with disability access features like wheelchair/pram ramps, disabled toilets and disabled parking. ...

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Government’s response to Residential Transition for Ageing Queenslanders welcomed

Media Release

Seniors’ peak organisation Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s long-awaited response to the Advisory Taskforce on Residential Transition for Ageing Queenslanders.

The Taskforce, which included COTA, made recommendations to address housing and related needs of older Queenslanders.

COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans said that the report recognised that older Queenslanders had to survive in an increasingly complex and competitive housing market. The largest investment that many seniors have made during their working … Read the rest

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Nominate now for the Queensland LGBTI Roundtable

The Queensland Government is looking for ten members of the community who represent the diversity of LGBTI Queenslanders and who are passionate about making things better for LGBTI Queenslanders and their families. ...

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NEW LGBTI resources for aged care providers, workers and consumers

Four new LGBTI resources are now available from the department’s website, including a:

  • 24 minute educational video on LGBTI inclusiveness in aged care
  • consumer factsheet providing an overview of aged care services available and
  • how to access them, specifically for the LGBTI community
  • booklet to guide aged care workers on providing aged care services to people living with HIV
  • new ‘palliative care in aged care’ website with LGBTI resources.

LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Resources

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Get involved in the review of aged care quality regulation

You are invited to share your experiences on the Commonwealth’s aged care quality regulatory processes. This independent review is to see how well regulation protects older people receiving aged care.

Ms Kate Carnell AO and Professor Ron Paterson ONZM are leading the review.
They want to hear from:

  • consumers
  • their families
  • carers
  • aged care organisations
  • staff of organisations
  • other professionals in the aged care sector and related sectors.

The call for submission closes on 24 July 2017. Please note that … Read the rest

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