This document is to inform political parties and candidates participating in the 2020 Queensland State Election about the needs, concerns, and interests of the large and growing number of older people in our state.
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland advocates for the rights, interests and futures of all Queenslanders as we age. In this paper we focus on the needs of Queenslanders aged between 50 and 65 who are
not eligible for care under the NDIS but who need some support or care in their everyday lives.
The views expressed by COTA Queensland are based on the understanding that a central purpose of the Health Transparency Bill is to assist consumers in becoming better informed about services offered by residential aged care facilities and their performance.
The Earle Haven situation may have exposed a ‘canary in the mine’ situation, highlighting a number of risks arising through business arrangements between owners of facilities, contractors and sub-contractors. It also may highlight potential areas for attention in relation to the interface between St