Submission To The Australian Consumer Law Review
December 2016 - While COTA SA cannot claim to be a specialist in consumer law, we regularly outreach into the older community, and we are in touch with what matters to older people and the challenges many face. We are pleased to pass on to the review the experiences and concerns older people have raised with us through their various consumer journeys, and also to provide COTA SA's overarching comments about the landscape of consumer law as it relates to older people.
Submission to the Taxi and Chauffeur industry review
October 2015 - COTA SA welcomes the independent review of the taxi and chauffeur industry in South Australia. COTA SA has canvassed opinions from its own policy council and, through them, the community of older people in South Australia to inform the contents of this submission.
Letter to The Hon Stephen Mulligan MP re shared use of footpaths – cyclists and pedestrians
20/10/2015 - As the peak body representing the rights, needs and interests of older people in South Australia, COTA SA is receiving significant negative reaction to the announcement. There has been a strong view that the Government has sacrificed the safety of footpath users to respond to a vocal cyclist lobby. Of particular concern is the risk to footpath users who are vulnerable because of limited mobility and sensory acuity. Not all of these vulnerable users are older, but a significant proportion are and they (and we) are very concerned about the announcement.