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Submissions

Submissions

COTA SA makes submissions on behalf of older South Australians to governments, regulators and other bodies.

The aim of these submissions is to promote the interests of older people by influencing decisions and actions that affect them.

If you would like more information on our submissions or other policy work please Contact Us

2021

October SUBMISSION in response to South Australian Draft Walking Strategy - YourSAy

September  
SUBMISSION in response to South Australia's Road Safety Strategy to 2031 Consultation Draft July 2021

July

Letter to Shayne Elliott CEO ANZ Bank re intention to recruit older workers

Letter to the Treasurer re: Public sector workforce rejuvenation means a focus on older workers

Reply 23 September Letter from the Treasurer re the Public Sector Workforce Rejuvenation Scheme

Letter to Commissioner for Equal Opportunity re: Public sector workforce rejuvenation must not become a front for age discrimination

Letter to Commissioner for Public Sector Employment re: Public sector workforce rejuvenation must not become a front for age discrimination

June

Letter to David Basham MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, re Rural Ageing

Letter to the Hon Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing, re New Older People's Mental Health Unit at Modbury

Reply 25 July: Reply re Letter concerning New Older People's Mental Health Unit at Modbury

Coalition Submission with SACOSS et al - United call for strong action on drinking water in regional and remote SA

COTA SA Statement About COVID-19

Reply 26 July: Response to COTA SA Statement About COVID-19

Letter to the Hon Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing, re the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 Statement Re Institutional Conscientious Objection

April

Letter to the Economic & Finance Committee Re – Inquiry into Embedded Networks in South Australia

Letter to the Attorney General Re Mandated access standard for housing in the National Construction Code (NCC)

Letter to the Attorney General Re the Guardianship and Administration (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2021

Letter to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing re the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Submission to the Review of the Retirement Villages Act 2016 (SA)

March Letter to the Prime Minister re Public Expenditure on Gas Projects
February  

COTA SA 2021-2022 State Budget Submission

Letter to the Attorney General re Expungement Regulations in relation to the Spent Convictions (Decriminalised Offences) Amendment Act 2020

January   

Letter to Minister for Planning and Local Government re National Building Code

Reply 22 February: Reply re Letter to Minister for Planning and Local Government re National Building Code

Update 17 June: Update from the Minister for Planning & Local Government re SA not supporting minumum accessibility standards in the National Building Code

 

2020

December Letter to Hon Vickie Chapman Minister for Planning and Local Government, Re Tree Canopy provisions of Draft Planning and Design Code
November

Letter to The Treasurer re Pathways back to work for older female workers

Letter to Attorney-General, Hon Vickie Chapman MP, Re Equal Opportunity (Religious Bodies) Amendment Bill 2020


South Australia's Road Safety Strategy to 2031
September    

Letter to the Minister for Health Re Internet Access in Aged Care on the Eyre Peninsula

Letter to Minister Wade Re Oral Health

South Australian Reform Institute's Review of SA Power of Attorney Legislation

August

Letter to The Premier Re The Plug-in

Letter to Minister Wingard Re Driver's Tests for Older People

Letter to Minister Wade Re South Australia's Plan for Ageing Well 2020-2025

July Leter to Stephan Knoll MP Re Older People and Public Transport
June Letter to Minister Lensink: Feedback on the Spent Convictions Act 2009 - Amendment Bill
April

Letter to Minister Pisoni re DOME

Letter to Minister Lensink Re Shelter SA

March

South Australian Joint Statement Against the Religious Discrimination Bill

February 
2020-2021 State Budget Submission

 

2019

August COTA SA Submission Housing and Homelessness Support Strategy
July Letter to EOLC Joint Committee - Voluntary Assisted Dying Submission
April

Response - South Australian Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-2024 Summary Framework for Consultation

Submission - South Australia's Oral Health Plan 2019-2026 - first draft

March

2019-2020 State Budget Submission

Letter to the Joint Committee on the Valuation Policies and Charges on Retirement Villages

February 
Submission to the Legislative Council Select Committee on Health Services in SA

 

2018

August   Response to the Legislative Council of South Australia Select Committee on Poverty in South Australia
July   2018-2019 State Budget Submission
June   Letter to the Hon Michelle Lensink MLC on housing issues affecting older people
June   Response to the South Australia’s Oral Health Plan Consultation Paper
May   Review of the State Public Health Plan South Australia: A Better Place To Live
January 
  Elder Abuse Responses - Safeguarding the rights of older South Australians Discussion Paper

 

2017

March   Submission to the Joint Committee on matters relating to Elder Abuse in South Australia
February   2017-2018 State Budget Submission

 

2016

December   Response to the Legislative Council of South Australia Select Committee on Poverty in South Australia
June   Submission to the Review Of The Residential Parks Act 2007
April   Response to the draft Powers Of Attorney Bill
February   Submission to Housing SA Private Rental Inquiry

 

For submissions prior to 2016, please contact us.