What do 594,000 older voters want?

Media Release 9th June 2016

Leading seniors advocate COTA SA will host a public forum where federal candidates from all of the major parties will have the opportunity to discuss the things that matter most to older people.

Almost 600,000 of the South Australians voting in the federal election will be aged over 50 - more than 50% of all voters.

The Forum is part of a series of initiatives organized by COTA to provide opportunities for older people to share their views and have a voice.

COTA SA CEO Jane Mussared said that while she expects that mature employment issues, aged care, health and retirement income will be hot topics, this is an opportunity for older people to have their say.

"People attending the forum will have an opportunity to put their own questions and comments to the candidates," Ms Mussared said.

"Nick Xenophon will be there along with Labor and Liberal Whips from the last Parliament, Senators Anne McEwen and David Fawcett. The Senate is shaping up to be at the centre of decision-making in the next Parliament so these are the right people to be influencing," said Ms Mussared.

The Forum, titled the #Reframing Ageing Federal Election Forum will be held at COTA SA, 16 Hutt Street, Adelaide from 1-3pm on Tuesday 14th June 2016.

Registrations through COTA SA on 08 82320422 or email lrogers@cotasa.org.au.

COTA SA is the peak body representing the rights, needs and interests of 594,000 older South Australians.

Further media information contact:
Amber Fromm - amber@communikate.net.au | 0400 324 220
Bec Tape - rtape@communikate.net.au | 0438 806 983

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