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.
Housing stress and homelessness is a continuing and unacceptable issue for many Australians and a growing issue for the country’s older population. The report also identifies solutions to address the vital housing and service responses needed to help older people in Queensland who are struggling.
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
COTA Queensland believes that everyone, regardless of age, health status, wealth or social status has a fundamental right to sustainable, ongoing, secure and affordable access to energy. Our submission will only consider impacts of the draft recommendations for residential consumers.
COTA Queensland strongly encourages all candidates to consider the recommendations detailed in the submission to ensure that older Queenslanders receive more effective support from the incoming Government as part of a more age-friendly Queensland.