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Tasmanian budget submission 2020-21

Tasmanian budget submission 2020-21

This 2020-21 Tasmanian Budget submission has been updated to include recognition of the evolving COVID-19 crisis and our thoughts on this issue.

Summary
Tasmanian Budget Submission 2020-21 Summary National Seniors Australia, a consumer lobby group for older Australians, has made key recommendations for Tasmanian seniors in their budget submission. Recommendations include ensuring concessions meet rising living costs, reducing waiting times for health services, addressing homelessness among seniors, and providing training opportunities. Concerns were raised about mental health patient waiting times in hospitals and dental waiting times for older Tasmanians. The submission also highlights the need for public transport concessions for seniors and opportunities for seniors to invest in sustainable projects. Additionally, the submission calls for funding for reskilling programs for older job seekers and addressing issues related to workers' compensation schemes. Providing opportunities for older Tasmanians to invest in projects like the Battery of the Nation is also emphasized in the submission.
Tasmanian budget submission 2020-21

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