The NSW Aged Care Alliance is
pleased to present our 20
13 Federal Election Issues Kit.
The Kit is intended to raise important issues affecting older people as they relate to the
upcoming federal election.
Older people and organisations are encouraged to us
e all or any
of the Issues Kit in their representations to candidates when discussing areas of concern
for older people in Australia.
The NSW Aged Care Alliance has consistently advocated around the transport
needs of older people. These recommendations have been developed through
deliberations over the history of the
Aged Care Alliance, spanning nearly fourteen years.
NSW Aged Care Alliance Submission: The NSW Aged Care Alliance has prioritised issues of particular concern for older people including a brief description of each issue with a total of 92 recommendations. The Submission has been jointly written and consulted with representatives of older people's organisations and other sector experts in NSW.
NSW Aged Care Alliance Submission: National Human Rights Consultation
This 2005 advice prepared by NCOSS is once again highly relevant as COAG is again considering whether to implement a proposed split of the HACC program.
NCOSS Submission: Senate Finance and Administration Committee's Community and Residential Aged Care Inquiry.
A focus on quality outcomes for older people needs to be key in any reform of the service system. Community Care for most older people is the best way to provide this, and a service system that is adequately funded will allow for this.
Key points from the Australian Government Productivity Commission's Report 'Trends in Aged Care Services: some implications', which was released on 25 September 2008.
NCOSS Submission: Review of DADHC Feedback and Complaint Handling Principles Guidelines
NCOSS attended the National HACC Forum alongside three hundred invited delegates in Melbourne on 21 and 22 February 2008. The following is a summary of the highlights of the Forum.