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ACT Budget Submission 2023

ACT Budget Submission 2023

31 March 2023
ACT
Summary
Summary: ACT Budget Submission 2023-24 Seniors in the ACT are requesting upgrades to urban environments to meet their specific needs, such as safe footpaths and paper options for administrative tasks. Concerns about affordable housing for older Australians, with many facing financial challenges in the rental market. Calls for better housing options for seniors downsizing, including single-story dwellings and townhouses with universal design principles. Advocacy for stronger retirement village legislation and the appointment of a retirement village ombudsman. Proposal for free public transport for seniors in the ACT to improve accessibility and increase patronage. Urgent attention needed to reduce waiting times for elective surgery and emergency department visits in the ACT.
ACT Budget Submission 2023

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