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.

Namesort descending Date Submitted

Input to the five Bills to amend the Aged Care Act

National Seniors focus is on ensuring that the aged care reform process addresses older Australians’ concerns about aged care service delivery and protects their rights. The Living Longer Living Better reforms respond to some of the concerns raised...
24 Apr 2013

Inquiry into Better Support for Carers – Submission

Recognition of carers In 2003, there were 2.5 million carers, of whom 18% (452,300) were aged 65 and over.1 Carers Australia estimates the real number of Australians affected by carer policy decisions is well over 5 million, as carer policy not...
01 Jul 2008

Inquiry into elder abuse in New South Wales

As our population ages, there is increasing risk of elder abuse and it is imperative that we raise awareness of the issue in the wider community. Legislation and community support frameworks must also be improved to reduce the incidence of abuse and...
16 Nov 2015

Inquiry into Electricity Pricing in Queensland

National Seniors is concerned that electricity prices are impacting negatively on older Queenslanders. National Seniors is particularly concerned that recent proposals to change electricity pricing will have negative impacts on vulnerable consumers.
16 Nov 2015

Inquiry into the Opportunities for Participation of Victorian Seniors.

The ageing of the population is a challenge but, more importantly, it is also a great opportunity. With over a quarter of a million members Australia-wide - and 50,000 subscription paying members in Victoria - National Seniors is committed to...
01 Sep 2011

Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending Carbon Tax Compensation) Bill 2017

National Seniors has opposed removing the energy supplement for pensioners as part of proposed legislation by the Federal Government.
12 Jul 2017

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