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COTA NT calls for nursing homes not museums

13 Mar 2018

COTA NT is delighted with Minister McCarthy’s recent announcement of a $69m investment towards public housing repairs and maintenance. It appears that the NT government has listened to COTA NT’s… (read more)

Future’s looking event-brite at COTA NT!

6 Mar 2018

This morning Spillett House will be buzzing with conversation and music including the pick of our highly valuable, vintage vinyl. If you are in Darwin, drop in and meet some… (read more)

Local concern about financial abuse of elderly Territorians

27 Feb 2018

It was interesting watching the four big banks (NAB, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac) on the news recently. They expressed their concern regarding the financial abuse of older Australians. According… (read more)

More Government commitment needed to ease seniors’ struggles

20 Feb 2018

COTA NT attended the Chief Minister’s function on Monday, where he outlined his Government’s $1.75 billion infrastructure spend to kickstart the NT economy. It would appear there is something for… (read more)

NT businesses urged to join NT Seniors Card scheme

13 Feb 2018

COTA is working on transitioning the Seniors Card scheme and a new Territory business discount directory.  Businesses that are currently registered for the scheme will have received information from Territory… (read more)

Land tax an unfair burden

6 Feb 2018

You may recall that before Christmas, the NT Government released a discussion paper on NT Territory Revenue and how best to raise revenue in the Territory. One of the easiest… (read more)

Where is the follow up for our elderly and most vulnerable?

30 Jan 2018

I read with interest a press release by the Federal Minister for Aged Care, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM regarding an Australian Government-funded Frailty in Community Dwelling Older People – Using… (read more)

Out of pocket pain – Share your experience

22 Jan 2018

The thousands of Australians who have faced high out of pocket medical bills now have a chance to make a difference by sharing their story. With the issue of these… (read more)

Stay safe, stay connected during the holiday season

19 Dec 2017

COTA hosted a Neighbourhood Watch NT presentation which included useful advice for going away: let your neighbours know when you are away – they can report suspicious behaviour complete an Absentee… (read more)

Media Release: Smart Energy Grants are a win-win for all Territorians says COTA NT

12 Dec 2017

 COTA NT welcomes the Government’s new energy-efficient initiatives for homes – the new “Smart Energy” grants which may help eligible Territorians lower their costs of living.  Smart Energy grants were… (read more)