Submissions

Submissions

For almost 150 years, OCAV has delivered housing and support to older Victorians in need. We use this experience to contribute our views to proposed policy changes that affect ageing and our elders.

OCAV

May 5, 2021

In our submission  to the Victorian Government’s Ten-Year Social and Affordable Housing Strategy for Victoria. In it we argue that all levels of government have to treat affordable housing as essential infrastructure. We called on the government to produce more housing that is suitable for and available to older people at risk of homelessness, and especially older women.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the 2021/22 Federal Budget. Even with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effect socially and economically on Australia, this Budget is of vital importance to and for older Australians.

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The Review of the Retirement Villages Act is timely given the current nationwide focus on older people and aged care and the start of the UN International Decade of Healthy Ageing. Retirement villages certainly have an important part to play in assisting older people to age well, healthily and can be a great contributor to quality of life.

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2020 – 2021 Budget submission

September 28, 2020

Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria welcomes the commitment by the Andrews Labor Government to older people, and particularly the assistance that has been made with mental health and other measures through the pandemic.

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This submission focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on Liscombe House, our aged care facility.

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The Andrews Labor Government commitment to a fairer Victoria needs to ensure that older Victorians, especially those experiencing hardship and disadvantage, are not forgotten. Instead, older Victorians need to be at the forefront of government thinking and investment.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria commends the Federal Government for its draft Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Roadmap.

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OCAV's submission into the Victorian Government Inquiry into Homelessness is based on our understanding of what older Victorians need in housing.

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OCAV calls for changes to aged care funding to drive best practice and to plan better for the future as part of its submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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OCAV's 2019 election platform has drawn on the views of our residents, our Conversations for Change series, and our volunteers and staff who daily witness the impact the lack of effective policies at local, state and federal governments on our residents.

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Josephine Katite may be a long way from Kenya, where she was born and lived until 2005 but the experience of looking after her elderly grandparents is very much with her every day in her work at Liscombe House.

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