COTA Australia

Report

State of the (older) nation 2018

This survey report reveals that the majority of older Australians feel a decade younger than their current age, overwhelmingly support assisted dying legislation, and nearly half feel less valued by society than when they were younger.
Discussion paper

A fair share for older people

At the time of writing this discussion paper Australia was in uncharted waters caused by the Global Economic Crisis (GFC) with unemployment on the rise and retirement incomes adversely impacted by stock market losses. This discussion paper, prepared by the Older Persons' Affordable Housing Alliance...
Report

Ageism: designed and planned for older Australians?

This study draws attention to ageist stereotypes and assumptions of older people held by professionals involved in the policy, design and planning of the built environment, in particular residential complexes. Data was collected as part of a larger study concerned with the growth in specialised...
Essay

Filial responsibilities and expectations: A cross-cultural perspective, comparing Anglo- and Chinese-Australians

Australia’s older population has become more diversified in terms of country of origin and ethnicity. The number of overseas-born older Australians will increase from 17.8 percent in 1996 to 22.5 percent by 2011. Essentially, by 2051, people with Asian cultural backgrounds will represent a large...
Report

Ageism: designed and planned for older Australians?

This study draws attention to ageist stereotypes and assumptions of older people held by professionals involved in the policy, design and planning of the built environment, in particular residential complexes. Data was collected as part of a larger study concerned with the growth in specialised...