Opposition Leader, Malcolm Turnbull and Shadow Ageing Minister, Margaret May have launched an initiative aimed at shaping future ageing policy.
As part of the initiative, the Coalition will host a series of forums for seniors around the country that will focus on the transition to retirement and security in later life.
“This is a very important and exciting initiative that will provide senior Australians with a real opportunity to have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them,” said Mrs May.
“Tapping into the wisdom, knowledge and experience of senior Australians is the key to ensuring seniors policy best reflects the needs of this important age group.
“Senior Australians have made our great nation what it is today and continue to have a range of ideas on how to best move forward.”
Mrs May said the Coalition was particularly interested in hearing older Australians’ views on aged care services, health, pensions and social inclusion.
Seniors can also share their views and opinions on a new webpage which was established as part of the ‘Engaging with Senior Australians’ initiative.
“The Coalition recognises the important contribution senior Australians have made, and continue to make, and we want to hear from all senior Australians,” said Mrs May.