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19 Feb 2019

More funds for aged Care

It was a good news day when the Federal Health Minister advised more funds would be made available for aged care – with $622 million being made available. COTA NT and our counterparts in other states have been lobbying long and hard that although the Royal Commission into Aged Care will highlight the needs and shortcomings of our aged care system, there is no need to wait for the results of the commission and that five urgent fixes were needed. Suffice to say that more funding was one of the urgent fixes, but still more funds are needed to ensure that the seniors who nurtured and care for us receive the same nurturing and caring.

Interested in a debate regarding the federal election?

COTA NT has not received a lot of feedback regarding interest for seniors in having a debate regarding the upcoming Federal election with the current sitting member for Solomon and the CLP candidate for Solomon. However, one of the reasons may have been that we did not include a number or email contact – so my apologies, and please email  if you are interested in attending a debate regarding the federal election.

My Aged Care access

Our two aged care coordinators have hit the floor running with our Top End coordinator already assisting clients to navigate and register for the aged care system; our Alice Springs coordinator is also getting into the swing of things. If you are struggling to register on My Aged Care or need any information , please do not hesitate to contact COTA NT (8941 1004).

Seniors Card Discount Directory for 2019

Finally, the cut-off date for businesses to advertise in the 2019 Seniors Card directory is the 20th February.  If you have not supplied the name of your business and claimed your free business listing, it’s time to get cracking and contact us on 1800 441 489 or visit

~ Sue Shearer, CEO COTA NT


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