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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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Seniors at ‘breaking point’: COTA Queensland Election Priorities

SE Priorities

COTA Queensland, the seniors peak body, has invited all parties contesting the State Election to make ageing a policy priority.

“Seniors have told us they have reached breaking point regarding the cost of living,” said COTA Queensland Chief Executive, Mark Tucker-Evans.

“Older people are consistently finding it difficult to make ends meet against high energy, water, and transport costs. All political candidates need to take the pledge to work for an age-friendly Queensland.”

A pre-election COTA Queensland survey of 128 … Read the rest



Older Queenslanders to have their say on election issues


In the first half of next year Queenslanders will go to the polls to elect the 55th Queensland Parliament. COTA Queensland will be informing political parties and candidates of the priorities of Queensland’s seniors leading up to the election – we  would like to hear your views about the challenges facing older Queenslanders.

Previous election submissions have strongly advocated for improvements to the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme, the Electricity Rebate Scheme,  the situation of older renters and public housing tenants, … Read the rest