Last month the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP, Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport convened the first meeting for 2019 of the Ministerial Housing Council.
The Council heard first hand experiences from members who have been delivering services and providing support to the Townsville community following the flooding event. The Minister acknowledged the collaborative effort of the sector and the government to support impacted people, including social housing tenants, private renters, property … Read the rest
posted on 15th Mar 2019
Are you thinking about Moving or buying into a manufactured home in a residential park or retirement village?
Come to our free information session and:
*Identify important considerations before moving into a Retirement Village or buying a Manufactured Home in a Residential Park
*Understand what laws have changed recently and how this might affect you as either a current or future resident or manufactured homeowner
*Find out where to go for advice and support
Click here for the event flyer… Read the rest
posted on 15th Mar 2019
Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) and the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) have been funded by The Wicking Trust over 5 years to conduct an Australia-wide project addressing the housing needs of older Australians.
COTA Queensland is supporting The Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project which aims to improve awareness and take action on the increasing prevalence of housing problems facing older people on lower incomes and assets in Australia who have not … Read the rest
posted on 18th Feb 2019
The Diversity Sub-group of the Aged Care Sector Committee has started work on an action plan under the Aged Care Diversity Framework to help the aged care sector support older people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness (the Homelessness Action Plan).
The Sub-group is supported in this work by a reference group which has been convened by the Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG). HAAG has received funding from the Department of Health.
Invitation to participate
HAAG has developed … Read the rest
posted on 29th Jan 2019
Australia’s leading senior’s advocacy organisation COTA Australia has congratulated the government on the launch of its new Life Checks campaign, website and resources, which may potentially provide life checks and information for more than 9 million mid-life and older Australians.
COTA Australia CEO, Ian Yates, said the Life Checks questionnaire and supporting resources are recognition that we need to plan as a nation for a population that is living longer than ever before.
The new Life Checks website includes an … Read the rest
posted on 22nd Jan 2019
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
posted on 4th Sep 2018
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. ...
posted on 19th Jun 2018
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
posted on 9th Apr 2018
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
posted on 5th Mar 2018
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. ...
posted on 12th Feb 2018