COTA Australia Journalist’s Guide to the 2022 Australian Federal Election

This Federal Election is important for everyone, not least of all older Australians.

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia hopes that throughout the election campaign the voices of Australia’s older people will be heard – both through political action and through media coverage.

COTA’s “Journalists Guide to the 2022 Federal Election” has been created to provide you, our country’s journalists, with a ready reference about older Australians, the issues that matter to them, and how to report on them respectfully and successfully.

COTA Australia’s statement “An Agenda for Government from Older Australians – Policy Recommendations for the 47th Parliament” will be released in coming days.

We hope you find this Guide useful throughout the election cycle. Good luck and thank you for the important role you play.