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  • The Australian Loneliness Dialogue

    COTA Queensland has been invited to participate in the panel discussion for the Australian Loneliness Dialogue 17 May 2022. This online event is hosted by Friends for Good and sponsored by the Queensland Mental Health Commission and will include a range of national and international speakers. They will be presenting and discussing the impacts of loneliness across the lifespan and for diverse cohorts including impacts on marginalised communities, strategies and approaches, and the...

  • Health Services Inquiry findings report published

    The Health Services Inquiry report was published 8 April 2022 and is now available on the Queensland Parliamentary website.

    COTA Queensland looks forward to reviewing the Health and Environment Committee's report and providing our response through our Health Services Hub in April/May 2022.

  • 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...

  • COTA Queensland contributes to the Health Services Inquiry Hearing

    COTA Queensland was recently invited by the Health and Environment Committee to contribute to the Hearing for the Provision of Primary, Allied and Private Health Care, Aged Care and NDIS Care Services and its Impact on the Queensland Public Health System. In our original submission we put forward our vision for an integrated health system throughout the lifespan that places people at the centre of care.

    At the Hearing, COTA Queensland commented on several issues (as raised by the Committee)...

  • COTA Queensland consultation for Budget submission now closed

    COTA Queensland's consultation for the Budget submission has now closed.

    We look forward to providing the finalised budget submission mid-March 2022 through the Budget Hub and on our COTA Queensland website.

  • COTA Queensland Health Services Inquiry submission published

    The COTA Queensland submission for the Inquiry into the Provision of Primary, Allied and Private Health Care, Aged Care and NDIS Care Services and its Impact on the Queensland Public Health System is now published on the Queensland Parliamentary website.

    We would like to thank everyone for their time in sharing their experiences, feedback and insights for this submission.

    COTA Queensland along with other organisations, individuals, local councils, relevant health unions, commissions, and...

  • COTA Queensland’s vision for an integrated health system throughout the lifespan

    COTA Queensland provided a submission 23 December 2021 to the Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into the provision of primary, allied and private health care, aged care and NDIS care services and its impact on the Queensland public health system. In this submission, we outlined our vision for Queenslanders which is an integrated health system throughout the lifespan that places people at the centre of care.

    This means the health system:

    • Ensures equitable access, no matter a person’s...
  • COTA Queensland response to QLD Parliamentary Inquiry report into social isolation and loneliness

    COTA Queensland’s submission for the Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into Social Isolation and Loneliness outlined several recommendations for the prevention and mitigation of social isolation and loneliness, some of which have been incorporated into the Queensland Parliamentary Report into Social Isolation and Loneliness which was released 6 December 2021.

    COTA Queensland strongly supports the sound recommendations presented in the Parliamentary report. However, we also note several areas...

  • QLD Parliamentary Social isolation and loneliness Inquiry report published

    Queensland Parliament published findings from the Inquiry into social isolation and loneliness. The Community Support and Services Committee provided the report to the Legislative Assembly 6 December 2021.

  • COTA Queensland recommendations to Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry

    COTA Queensland’s submission was sent to Queensland Parliament 18 August. A copy of our submission is available here.

    The Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into Social Isolation and Loneliness received a total of 179 submissions. The Community Support and Services Committee met 30 August 2021 for a public briefing. A transcript of the proceedings is available here.

    A summary of COTA Queensland's recommendations regarding social isolation and loneliness is below.

    In light of the current global...

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