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Western Australia Budget Submission

Western Australia Budget Submission

Summary
Western Australia Budget Submission 2020-21 Summary Population Aging The population of older individuals in Western Australia is increasing rapidly, with projections showing a significant rise in the proportion of people aged 65 and over. Policies need to be implemented to address the changing demographics and diverse needs of seniors in the state. Oral Health Access to dental services for older Western Australians is limited, with challenges in funding and availability of services. National Seniors calls for the expansion of dental subsidy schemes to ensure all older individuals receive necessary assistance. Housing and Downsizing Stamp duty acts as a disincentive for older individuals to downsize, impacting their ability to move into more suitable homes. Other states offer stamp duty concessions to assist seniors in downsizing, highlighting the need for similar support in Western Australia. Employment Improving employment outcomes for mature-age workers is crucial for economic growth in Western Australia. Tailored assistance and policies are recommended to enhance the participation and retention of older workers in the labor force.
Western Australia Budget Submission

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