Healthy Ageing Queensland - 2022 - 2023 Budget

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  • COTA Queensland's 2022/2023 State Budget priorities

    In light of the recent flood events and the evolving climate of the pandemic, key learnings to date have shown that there have been positive developments at state and federal levels. The recent Federal Budget announcements around cost of living and Federal Government reaffirmation around its commitment and investment to aged care reform, continued investment in home care, respite services, and medication management and safety, are welcomed.

    However, there still needs to be a focus on local capacity and community responses and how these can be best supported (and collaboratively through public, private and community sectors).

    COTA Queensland’s 2022/23 Budget submission highlights the areas that the State Government must address to work towards a healthier ageing Queensland:

    • age-friendly environments (including a healthy ageing framework that combats key areas such as elder abuse
    • integrated age-friendly health system
    • social isolation and loneliness
    • palliative care
    • telehealth
    • mature age employment
    • housing affordability
    • concessions, affordable and accessible transport; and
    • affordable and efficient energy.

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