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Western Australia Budget Submission 2023-24

Western Australia Budget Submission 2023-24

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Summary: Western Australia Budget Submission 2023-24 The aging population in Western Australia is increasing, with a growing proportion of people aged 65 and over. Recommendations include additional funding for seniors' oral health programs, retrofitting aged care facilities with fire sprinklers, stamp duty concessions for eligible seniors, equity in costs for non-reticulated gas users, and free public transport for seniors. National Seniors Australia calls for expanded dental care services for older Western Australians and stamp duty concessions for downsizing seniors. Energy concessions are important for low-income households, and the government should ensure equitable support for disadvantaged residents. Stamp duty concessions for downsizing seniors are available in other states and territories, and Western Australia should align with them. Eligibility criteria and property value thresholds for concessions vary across different regions. Recommendations: Provide additional funding for seniors' oral health programs. Mandate retrofitting of aged care facilities with fire sprinklers. Introduce stamp duty concessions for eligible seniors. Ensure equity in costs for non-reticulated gas users. Introduce free public transport for seniors.
Western Australia Budget Submission 2023-24

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