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Policy Advisory Groups

Our volunteer Policy Advisory Groups provide members’ perspectives on state, territory and national policy issues.

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Our Policy Advisory Groups (PAGs)

About PAGs

  • While responsibility for the policy ultimately rests with the National Seniors Board, they provide important perspectives and advice on policy issues.
  • The Chairs of each Policy Advisory Group liaise with state and territory politicians and government agencies on key policy issues, while members represent the needs of the older Australians through their participation in state and territory policy forums.
  • Victorian members can get involved by joining our new Advocacy Supporters Group.

In most states and territories, Policy Advisory Groups works with the National Seniors Advocacy team to:

  • Strengthen National Seniors' state and territory policy expertise.
  • Provide a member perspective on policy issues and proposals of relevance to older Australians, including issues initiated by Branches, Zones or individual members.
  • Provide an enhanced knowledge base about the particular issues and circumstances affecting the over 50s in their state or territory.

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Policy Advisory Group Chairs

Bill Donovan

ACT Chair

Commander John Cooper

NSW Chair

Robert Fox

NT Chair

Myrana Wahlqvist

SA Chair

Mary Parsissons

TAS Chair

David Warner

QLD Chair

June MacDonald

WA Chair



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