Our Submissions

National Seniors produces submissions in response to key Bills, consultation papers and inquiries into issues affecting the over 50s. Below are a collection of submissions we have presented to state and federal government bodies.

Name Date Submittedsort ascending

Submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

This submission seeks to ensure there is no reduction to the overall level of MBS funding and that the review gives appropriate consideration to the medical needs of older Australians.
09 Nov 2015

Submission to the New Aged Care Short-Term Restorative Care Programme Policy Consultation Paper

This submission recommends an increase in restorative care places to improve the capacity of older Australians to stay independent and live in their homes for longer. 
19 Oct 2015

Submission to the Inquiry into Economic Security for Women in Retirement

This submission focuses on the structural impediments in the superannuation system, which makes it difficult for women to accrue superannuation balances equal to men. Central to this problem is the impact of unpaid caring activities on women’s...
15 Oct 2015

Submission to the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) Bill 2015

This submission acknowledges the benefits of independent directors on boards to improve accountability of funds management to members but raise concerns about the requirement for an independent chair.
15 Oct 2015

Submission to the Proposed Industry Funding Model for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Consultation

This submission argues that a new funding model must ensure ASIC can undertake proactive monitoring and greater enforcement functions to underpin consumer-oriented financial services regulation.
09 Oct 2015

Submission to Energex in response to the Residential and Business Customer Consultation Paper and Customer Impact Statement

The submission outlines National Seniors concerns about the impact of peak demand tariffs on seniors and questions the capacity of low-income seniors to adapt to these new tariffs.
01 Oct 2015

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