News feed: Action

Queensland’s Human Rights Act now in force

 

The Queensland Human Rights Act came into force on January 1st. Commencement of the Act means public entities have a specific obligation to act and make decisions compatible with human rights. An organisation or department is defined as a public entity if it delivers services on behalf of the Queensland Government. The Human Rights Act protects 23 human rights:

    • recognition and equality before the law;
    • right to life;
    • protection from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment;
    • freedom from forced
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Spotlight on Healthy Futures

 

Health services are one of the key areas of an Age-friendly community, but health and wellbeing are broader outcomes of all the areas of community planning and design that make up an Age-friendly community, including transport, inclusion, and the built environment. That is why health is one of the major priority areas for COTA Queensland.

There has been a great deal happening lately in regard to the health of all of us as we age in Queensland, including the Australian … Read the rest

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Guiding action on elder abuse

 

Elder Abuse Action Australia has introduced a new national knowledge hub Compass, assisting people to navigate elder abuse in Australia. The aim of the hub is to create a national focus on elder abuse by raising awareness of this growing social issue and to simplify the process of connecting people to services and support.

With more content, functionality and resources to come we encourage you to explore, search and discover the action you can take to end abuse.

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COTA Queensland 62nd Annual General Meeting 

 

Our 62nd Annual General Meeting was held at the end of November and we farewelled two long standing members of our Board – our Deputy Chair Neale Condon and the Chair of our Finance and Risk Committee Maree McMahon. I take this opportunity to than Neale and Maree for their support and guidance during their time on COTA Queensland’s Board and wish them success in their futures.

We welcomed a new director, Stuart Anderson who will Chair the Finance and … Read the rest

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Human Rights – what you need to know

Queensland’s historic Human Rights Act will commence from 1 January 2020.

The Act is intended to protect and respect the freedom, equality and dignity of every person in Queensland.

The Act is also a vehicle to help deliver better services and support for all Queenslanders, especially for those experiencing vulnerabilities in our society.

It is important that we all understand the obligations the Act places both on Queensland Government departments and organisations that are delivering services on behalf of the … Read the rest

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Opportunities to have your say!

 

The future of South Bank
South Bank Corporation in Brisbane will create a new master plan for the next 30 years. Have your say on what South Bank should look like into the future at yoursay.futuresouthbank.com.au

Retirement Income Review
The Retirement Income Review Panel has been tasked with establishing a fact base to help improve understanding of how the Australian retirement income system is operating and how it will respond to an ageing society. Read the Retirement Income Review consultation Read the rest

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Maximising benefits of care

In collaboration with Queensland statewide clinical networks, the Queensland Clinical Senate’s ‘Maximising Benefits of Care’ meeting on 1-2 August 2019 challenged clinicians to consider ‘low benefit’ procedures – those that deliver little or no benefit at significant personal cost to patients, the teams that care for them and to the system.

The Queensland Clinical Senate believes there is an individual and collective responsibility of all those in the health system, including consumers, to identify and reduce any care provided … Read the rest

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Maximising benefits of care

In collaboration with Queensland statewide clinical networks, the Queensland Clinical Senate’s ‘Maximising Benefits of Care’ meeting on 1-2 August 2019 challenged clinicians to consider ‘low benefit’ procedures – those that deliver little or no benefit at significant personal cost to patients, the teams that care for them and to the system.

The Queensland Clinical Senate believes there is an individual and collective responsibility of all those in the health system, including consumers, to identify and reduce any care provided … Read the rest

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Increasing social connections

 

Relationships Australia Queensland, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Queensland and Australian National University, are trialling a group program that aims to increase social connections among older people living in the community.

This program, called Groups for Health and Wellbeing (G4H), is a 5-session program that runs over 2 months, and each session lasts for 1-2 hours. Groups 4 Health (G4H) was created by a team of UQ School of Psychology researchers to directly target the psychological distress … Read the rest

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An intervention for family carers

 

Jenny Murfield, PhD candidate at Griffith University is conducting a study supervised by Prof Wendy Moyle and Prof Analise O’Donovan to develop an intervention for family carers of older adults that promotes self-compassion to support healthy emotion regulation and coping.

She is conducting interviews with key stakeholders including family carers to explore perceptions of self-compassion, and find out about the types of things that might facilitate or prevent uptake of a support intervention for family carers. She is also conducting … Read the rest

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