Submission to Senate Select Committee Inquiry into Health

In spite of the high quality of health care in Australia, inequities in access and outcomes are experienced by sections of the population who report difficulties in accessing affordable and timely health care. This submission calls for initiatives that improve access to health care services and reduce costs.

Brisbane free dental services may relocate

Pensioners on Brisbane’s north side have been left wondering how they can attend much needed dental appointments when the state government closes the dental hospital on Turbot Street.

The state’s Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has confirmed that the buildings next to the heritage-listed Brisbane Dental Hospital on Turbot Street would be offered to developers.

The school, run by the University of Queensland, wsas due to move to a purose-built facility in the inner northern suburb of Herston next year, but the hospital's lease does not end until December 2016.

2014 2015 WA Budget Submission

Specific recommendations from National Seniors Australia to the Western Australia State Government for the 2014-2015 State Budget.

Dental package should reduce waiting lists

National Seniors is hoping the extra funding announced this week for children’s dental services will translate into shorter adult waiting lists and that the States pass on any new money.

Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has announced a $4 billion package which will provide Medicare-type dental treatment for 3.4 million children and some additional services for low income adults including pensioners.

Election scorecard

National Seniors’ election campaign, Seniors Vote 2010, drew to a close with a rally and press conference outside Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday. Check out the full scorecard of what the parties promised below.

After setting election demands and conducting meet-the-candidate forums in 13 marginal seats across the country, the verdict is that both major parties, running small target campaigns, had avoided the big issues.

Seniors launch election campaign

Older Australians are demanding commitments to world class care, financial security, support for mature age workers and an end to ageism from both sides of politics in the lead up to the federal election.

National Seniors launched its Seniors Vote 2010 campaign yesterday in Brisbane before an intense two-week marginal seats campaign.

Chief executive, Michael O’Neill, challenged this year’s contenders to demonstrate their commitment to older voters.

Submission to the 2008 – 2009 NT Budget.

National Seniors policies and policy agenda are developed through a comprehensive grassroots process that enables members to contribute through local Branches, regional Zone Committees, State and Territory Policy Groups (SPGs), and a National Policy Group (NPG). The outcomes from this policy formulation process are incorporated into our National Policy Document.

Submission to the 2008 – 2009 QLD Budget.

This submission focuses on recommendations to the Queensland Government that fit into seven (7) policy priority areas, namely:



Oral Health


Affordable housing




Aged Care




Commonwealth/State Relations

We believe if these recommendations are adopted by Government it will go a long way to meeting the current and future needs of Queensland Seniors.

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