National Seniors’ new Policy Congress, comprised of representatives from around Australia, has convened in Brisbane for the first time.
A key activity of the policy congress is to provide advice to the National Seniors’ board on issues affecting the over 50s.
Participants included National Seniors directors, volunteer state/territory Policy Advisory Group chairs and metropolitan and regional members drawn through an expression of interest process.
The congress discussed policy principles and debated the organisation’s position on key issues such as pensions, the GST, superannuation concessions, negative gearing and health funding.
The National Seniors Board will further discuss the policy principles at its next meeting.