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2017 NT Council elections – Saturday 26 August

9 Aug 2017

Information on how to vote in the 2017 NT Council Elections is available online from the Northern Territory Electoral Commission Early voting Early voting starts from Monday 14 August 2017… (read more)

Northern Territory Government begins public consultation on all aspects of the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme

10 Jul 2017

The Northern Territory Government has begun public consultation on all aspects of the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme. The concession scheme provides members with financial subsidies on a range… (read more)

Changes to Superannuation from 1 July – ATO Information Explains Changes

28 Jun 2017

There are a large number of changes to superannuation beginning on 1 July.  These flow from the 2016 Federal Budget and it is important that individuals understand if they are… (read more)

Seniors Month August 2017 – Online calendar launched by COTA NT

15 May 2017

With the support of the Northern Territory government, COTA NT has developed and launched a new community event calendar for seniors on its website. This calendar has been specifically developed… (read more)

A place for folks of all ages

5 Apr 2017

COTA attended the last of Economic Summits that the NT Government held down at the Convention Centre.  Housing, the revitalisation of the CBD and age friendly activities were discussed, also… (read more)

Lobbying hard for the Territory

28 Mar 2017

Our members would have been aware that COTA was on the Expert Review Group and have attended a few meetings late last year and early 2017. This consultative group which… (read more)

Personal Medical Alert Systems and the NBN

21 Mar 2017

COTA and ACCAN (Australian Communications Consumers Action Network) identified an important issue around personal medical alerts and NBN connectivity.  Most personal medical alarms are connected to your phone line, so… (read more)

Free parking for seniors

7 Mar 2017

It was interesting listening to a local radio station this week who were focusing on the Darwin CBD and asking for suggestions that would make the CBD a more vibrant… (read more)

Seniors Month 2017 funding round opens – applications close 7 April

1 Mar 2017

Seniors Month 2017 funding round is now open and applications will close 7 April 2017. Organisations and groups can apply for grants of up to $2,000 to help with running… (read more)

Home care services for older Australians enter new era

27 Feb 2017

Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today heralded the start of changes to the delivery of aged care services at home which for the first time put much more choice and… (read more)


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