2022-2023 State Budget Submission

In the ongoing evolving climate of the pandemic, COTA Queensland’s 2022/23 State Budget submission highlights the key areas that the Queensland 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.

Key learnings to date from the pandemic have shown that there have been positive developments, but there still needs to be a focus on local capacity and community responses and how these can be supported – collaboratively through public, private and community sectors.

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