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Tasmanian Budget Submission 2022-23

Tasmanian Budget Submission 2022-23

07 December 2021
TAS

This submission sets out key recommendations on issues of concern for Tasmanian seniors.

Summary
Tasmanian Budget Submission 2022-23 Summary National Seniors Australia, a leading consumer lobby group for older Australians, has submitted key recommendations for Tasmanian seniors. Recommendations include reviewing public transport affordability, ensuring concessions meet rising living costs, reducing health service waiting times, addressing rising homelessness among seniors, and creating a dedicated ministerial responsibility for senior's issues. The submission also calls for seniors to have opportunities to invest in sustainable projects like the Battery of the Nation. National Seniors recommend free off-peak bus travel for seniors to improve social connectedness, health benefits, and environmental impact. The submission highlights concerns about waiting times for health services, mental health patient care, and the need for dedicated reskilling programs for older workers. Additionally, the submission suggests changes to workers' compensation laws and investment opportunities for older Tasmanians in sustainable projects. National Seniors also advocate for improved public transport services for seniors, especially in non-peak periods, to better serve the needs of older Tasmanians.
Tasmanian Budget Submission 2022-23

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