Chief Minister Gallagher has also announced her package to woo the aged:
if re-elected ACT Labor will provide $5.21 million over four years to support older Canberrans to be valued and engaged members of our community and help reduce their cost of living.
Our commitment to older Canberrans includes:
— $620,000 to lower the qualifying age for the Seniors Gold Card from 75 to 70 years, providing free bus travel for 8,800 more older Canberrans, lowering their living costs and improving access to public transport and through it, their community.
— Address transport disadvantage and accessibility, by providing $2.3 million to expand the Community Bus Service and 6 extra wheelchair accessible vehicles to provide more transport options for older Canberrans.
— Establish more Men’s Sheds, like in Tuggeranong, committing $2.2 million to help community groups establish the sheds for older men, closer to where they live and provide greater opportunity to participate in their community.
— Commit $50,000 to hold another ACT Older Persons Assembly, following the success of the first, to consult older Canberrans on the issues that are important to them.