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

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

Submission to AER (Retail) Exempt Selling Guidelines

National Seniors believes that electricity is an essential service and a continuous supply of electricity to vulnerable consumers should not be compromised. Many of our members reside in manufactured home parks, retirement villages or caravan parks...
09 Nov 2015

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

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