WA Liberal's promises
Media release | 25 February 2013
Seniors welcome WA Liberal's promisesNational Seniors Australia has welcomed the announcement of the WA Liberal Party’s election promises for older Western Australians today.
Seniors and Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney said if the Liberal Government was re-elected it would extend the $200 Cost of Living Assistance (CoLA) payment to more than 25,000 people who were previously ineligible.
Under the current policy, seniors living in retirement villages and caravan parks are ineligible to receive the CoLA payment.
National Seniors started a petition in February 2012 against the unfair policy and also wrote to politicians in its election submission demanding the payment be extended to all seniors and pensioners regardless of where they were living.
National Seniors also welcomes the Liberal Party’s promise to extend the Seniors Safety and Security rebate and funding of $5.3 million to support grandparent carers.
For media comment, contact June MacDonald.
National Seniors has more than 18,000 members in Western Australia and is the consumer lobby for the over 50s.
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