News tagged with Housing

Universal Design ConferenceSeptember 4 -

 

Centre for Universal Design Australia and COTA Queensland are delighted to bring you the 3rd Australian Universal Design Conference. After the success of both the inaugural conference in 2014 and a second conference in 2016, we have once again set our sights across the wide world of universal design. This year the theme is, “Home and Away: Creating Inclusion Everywhere” with a focus on housing and tourism. The theme extends to services, ICT, media, as well as design of the … Read the rest

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Calling for volunteers

 

We are looking for people in the Toowoomba and Townsville areas who are interested in volunteering their time and skills to facilitate interactive learning and discussion sessions with seniors in their community. ...

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Reforms to Human Services Inquiry Report

This report was sent to Government on 27 October 2017 and publicly released on 26 March 2018.

The Commission has made recommendations on how to apply increased competition, contestability and informed user choice to the human services that were identified in the first stage study report to improve outcomes for users, and the community as a whole.

This inquiry is about finding ways to put the people who use human services at the heart of service provision. This matters because … Read the rest

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Survey on Universal Housing Design

Edit:  5 March 2018

This survey is now closed.


The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design is pushing for more accessible and inclusive housing and require as many people as possible to complete a short survey.

COAG’s 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy committed to support the National Dialogue for Universal Housing Design’s goal that all new homes will be of an agreed liveable design standard by 2020.

At the direction of the Building Ministers Forum, the Australian Building Codes Board is … Read the rest

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Retirement Housing Options

In a nutshell, the Bill brings in a range of changes that are designed to provide better assurance and protection to current and future residents of retirement villages, including changes to exit fee and unit resale arrangements. ...

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Contributing the proceeds of downsizing to superannuation

 

On 9 May 2017 the Government announced that from 1 July 2018, individuals aged 65 or over will be able to make a contribution to super of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling their home. ...

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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.

By 2036, it is projected one in five Queenslanders … Read the rest

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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.

COTA Queensland celebrated our 60th … Read the rest

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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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