Royal Commission into Aged Care – Transcript and witness statement from Ian Yates, CE of COTA Australia now available 

12 Feb 2019

WHAT: Chief Executive of COTA Australia, Ian Yates, appeared yesterday as one of the earliest witnesses on the first day of public hearings for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality… (read more)

Questions for the pollies?

12 Feb 2019

As highlighted previously, COTA NT now has two Aged Care co-ordinators on board to help seniors and their families and carers better access aged care in the Northern Territory. Janet… (read more)

Vacancy: COTA NT needs a volunteer driver

8 Feb 2019

COTA NT is recruiting for a volunteer driver to help support our Multicultural Aged Sponsorship Program by driving our (new) 12 seater minibus enabling seniors from a CaLD background to make connections… (read more)

Diverse program on offer at COTA NT

5 Feb 2019

There is a lot to love about what’s going on at COTA NT this February with a diverse and interesting program accessible to all seniors in the local community. If… (read more)

Would seniors scoot around the CBD?

29 Jan 2019

I recently did an interview on ABC Radio’s morning programme regarding lime scooters. These are motorised foot-scooters currently being trialled in Brisbane as part of a sharing scheme brought to… (read more)

Aged care under scrutiny

22 Jan 2019

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has now commenced and if you are interested, you can view or listen to the web streams on the Royal Commission… (read more)

Health fund changes may impact many

15 Jan 2019

Welcome to 2019. We hope you had some respite from busy everyday schedules and commitments over Christmas and had time to catch up with family and friends. COTA staff and… (read more)

Help in navigating the system on its way

18 Dec 2018

It is an exciting time again for us at COTA NT. We have just been advised that we have been successful in our bid as part of COTA’s national tender… (read more)

Golden times, past, present and future

11 Dec 2018

At this time of year, COTA celebrates and thanks staff, volunteers and members for their contributions to the organisation with social functions featuring festive foods and music. We have much… (read more)

The back yard story at Spillett House

7 Dec 2018

The story of our backyard started when we were asked by visitors for a quiet, safe outdoors space to sit. They wanted to relax, read the materials in our library,… (read more)