COTA ACT Volunteer Research Program

COTA ACT has established a volunteer research program to help the organisation build a strong evidence base for our policy development and advocacy.  We are fortunate to have many talented people offer their services!  If you'd like more information, please contact our Policy Officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Some of the research which have been completed by our volunteers are listed (and linked) below.  Please note that COTA ACT does not necessarily endorse the views or conclusions set out in these research papers, as they are authored by our research volunteers, not by COTA CAT.  However, we appreciate the work that has gone into the papers, and use the research wherever possible to underpin our policy development at COTA.

Mr Tony Beck, Managing Rising Energy Costs for Seniors in the ACT (2015)  A discussion paper on aspects of the energy concessions program and approaches to reducing energy costs for seniors in the ACT.

Suzana Leonardi et al, Elder Abuse: What's that when it's at home (2015).  A collection of organisational perspectives and personal experiences of elder abuse in the ACT.

Dr Sherene Such, Success Factors: Mature Aged Workers in Paid Employment (2015).  An analysis of success factors for mature-aged jobseekers, compiled through interviews with successful job-hunters.

Dr Sherene Suchy of DUOPlus, Mature-Aged Employment: Recruitment Agency Attitudes to Mature-Aged Workers  (2015).  An analysis of recruitment agency attitudes to mature-aged jobseekers.

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