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.
COTA Queensland celebrated our 60th … Read the rest
posted on 13th Nov 2017
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
posted on 27th Sep 2017
The 2017/18 Federal Budget has reinstated access to Pensioner Concession Cards to those seniors who had lost these cards when they lost the aged pension due to the adjustment in the means test. ...
posted on 11th Jul 2017
NSW Gold Opal public transport card for is now available seniors living in other states.
The card allows them unlimited travel on any public transport network for $2.50 a day.
You need to attach a photocopy or scan of your Seniors Card (front and back) with the application.
Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal cards for interstate seniors are valid for 60 days from the date of issue.
You should only submit this application two weeks before you need to travel as your … Read the rest
posted on 22nd Jan 2016
Seniors Card is making ongoing improvements to the online Business Discount Directory for Senior and Carer cardholders.
As well as a “fresh look” there is a new promotional feature for participating businesses. In addition to their ongoing discount a registered business can now make a time limited special offer.
To view the special offers click HERE
To find a business new you click HERE
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posted on 26th Nov 2015
As Minister O’Rourke settles into her new role as Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland, we took to the opportunity to ask her a few questions.
Q: How will you make ageing a priority in Queensland?
A: My role as a dedicated Minister for Seniors is to be the voice of seniors at Cabinet and ensure that their interests are considered in major decisions. I’m also here to listen, which is … Read the rest
posted on 9th Mar 2015
There are still valuable concessions available for Queensland pensioners and seniors on NSW public transport. Queensland holders of a Pensioner Concession Card can use the new Opal electronic ticketing card to access the $2.50 per day public transport concession (in Sydney, the Illawarra, Blue Mountains and Hunter areas) by applying for a Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card.
The Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card is free and available to NSW Seniors, Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card holders (from all states and territories), and NSW … Read the rest
posted on 9th Jan 2015
COTA Queensland believes that everyone, regardless of age, health status, wealth or social status has a fundamental right to sustainable, ongoing, secure and affordable access to energy.
During the recent state election campaign, COTA Queensland called on both sides of politics to increase and broaden the Queensland Government Electricity Rebate Scheme.
Currently, the Electricity Rebate ($230 per year to households which meet certain eligibility criteria) is only available to holders of a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card, a Veterans Affairs Gold … Read the rest
posted on 12th Jun 2012