Let's talk about COVID-19

FAQS

We use a range of sources to inform our statements and submissions and the positions we take when advocating for older people. They include the things you have told us during our ongoing consultations, surveys, and in feedback on our programs. We also draw on research evidence, what we hear through collaborative work with other community organisations and the many committees, forums, and advisory groups we attend as well as policy and practice developments around Australia and the world to help us stay on top of the latest ideas.

In regard to COVID-19, we are receiving ongoing briefings and updates from the Federal and Queensland Governments, COTA Australia, and the World Health Organisation. We are also monitoring trends in scientific and public discussions to identify issues of concern or areas of need.

One of the most important ways that we get to understand the issues and develop recommendations for Goverment is by listening directly to Queenslanders. Your voice matters! All the comments, concerns, and suggestions gathered through this consultation will be collected and analysed to help us assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and what can be done to better support Queenslanders as we age. We will look at your contributions alongside all our other data to make sure we are as informed as we can be about the issues.

A major role for us as the peak body for seniors in Queensland is in understanding and advocating on the concerns and needs of Queenslanders as we age. We are frequently asked for our advice and to share what we are hearing from older people about the issues. We have been fulfilling this role in relation to COVID-19 alongside other issues of concern. We will use the information from this consultation to help us understand what older Queenslanders, and the organisations working with them, are experiencing and what they need. This will be used to inform development of resources, and advice to Government about the development of resources and supports as the situation develops.

We have been a trusted voice for Queenslanders for over 60 years. We have seen a lot of Governments come and go over that time, and we have worked with each of them to get the best outcomes for all of us as we age. We are known by political parties and Government officials as an independent source of knowledge and ideas around issues affecting older people.

 

One of the ways we have been able to do this is by engaging with and advocating for the diverse voices of older Queenslanders and their communities. Your contribution is a vital part of that.

No. We work with all parties to promote positive outcomes for Queenslanders. We are not affiliated with any political party.

We do our work both independently and through funded programs and projects. Some of this funding comes from the Federal Government, some comes from the State Government, and some comes from other sources. We maintain good working relationships with all levels of Government on the understanding that our advocacy and advice is, and must remain, independent. We won't accept any funding that requires us to support or promote a particular party.

Your personal information, including email address, is only collected when you elect to participate in an online consultation or submit an online form.

 

Only COTA Queensland has access to your personal information and any data/comments collected.

 

Read our Privacy Statement for more information. 

All information collected in the hub  is stored in a secure data centred located in Sydney, Australia. Physical, technical and administrative systems and processes are in place to safeguard your data and personal information.

 

Your information is held confidentially by us, COTA Queensland, and is not shared with, transferred or sold to other parties, without your explicit consent unless we are required to by law.

 

Read our Privacy Statement for more information. 

Your ‘Screen Name’, ‘Avatar’ and ‘Comments’ will be publicly displayed if you choose to participate in our: 

 

  • Online Forum (Tell us what info you need)
  • Interactive Mapping
  • Ideas Wall (Share your tips and ideas)
  • Interactive Document

 

Your survey submissions are not publicly displayed.

You can seek access and correct your personal information by contacting us on 07 3316 2999 or by emailing info@cotaqld.org.au. 

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