/
/
QLD Budget Submission 2024-25

QLD Budget Submission 2024-25

20 November 2023
QLD

Key priorities and recommendations have been formulated by National Seniors Queensland Policy Advisory Group on behalf of its members across Queensland as options for consideration as part of the budget process in 2023-24.

Summary

National Seniors Australia, the leading independent consumer group representing older Australians, welcomes the opportunity to put forward a submission to the Queensland Government to inform the 2024 budget process.
People aged 50 and over make up almost 50 per cent of the adult population in Queensland. They make a significant contribution to the state's formal economy through paid employment, as consumers of goods and services and as investors. Queensland seniors also play a critical role in the informal economy, undertaking caring and volunteer activities among many others. Their concerns are unique and should be heard and embraced. There is an urgent need to address rising cost of living pressures affecting older Queenslanders. The increasing cost of basic necessities including groceries, petrol, transport, utilities and housing is a key concern for many older Queenslanders, especially those on low and fixed incomes, who spend a large part of their limited income on these items. Cost of living not only impacts the ability to afford day-to-day necessities, but it's also essential to maintaining a good standard of living and has impacts on mental and physical health and wellbeing.
It is against this backdrop the following key priorities and recommendations have been formulated by National Seniors Queensland Policy Advisory Group on behalf of its members across Queensland as options for consideration as part of the budget process in 2023-24.

QLD Budget Submission 2024-25

Related research

Media Releases

Published 23.02.2024
New research from National Seniors Australia suggests 68% of older people have recently gone without or hesitated to access essential...
Published 23.02.2024
The long-awaited draft of a new federal Aged Care Act has arrived for public consultation. National Seniors Australia is directly...
Published 23.02.2024
After almost seven years of advocating for the rights of older Australians, Mr Ian Henschke has left National Seniors Australia...
Published 23.02.2024
With Labor’s cost-of-living caucus meeting today, National Seniors Australia (NSA) supports moves to reduce pressures for all Australians, including older...

Giving older Australians a better future

National Seniors is a not-for-profit membership and advocacy organisation that gives older Australians – working and retired – a strong national voice. We tackle issues such as age discrimination, mature age employment, the Age Pension, social inclusion, cost of living concerns and more.

Stay up to date

Get full access to research

Already have an account? Login here for full content access.

[user_registration_form id="2652"]

Get full access to research

Don’t have an account? Register today for full content access.