Many older people live on fixed incomes that require great care in budgeting. The Council on the Ageing State of the Older Nation, 2021 survey identified that 16% of those surveyed were experiencing difficulties paying their bills. The number one item on the list was electricity or gas at 9%
This submission outlines proposals that can be included in the 2022-23 state budget to assist older people to age well. Prioritising measures to support healthy and active ageing will offer a significant return on investment.
The current review as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to overhaul the regulatory framework for retirement villages in Victoria. We have the chance to future-proof this legislation, and lead the nation in terms of retirement village regulation, which will enhance resident confidence in the sector.
The presents a case for urgent action to address the short and long-term impacts on Victorian’s oral health caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It then proposes a series of measures for the May 2021 Victorian Budget to address these key issues and pressures faced by both consumers and services.
In our 2020-21 pre-budget submission, we asked the Victorian Government to increase investment in a range of services and infrastructure to help Victorians age well. This report card outlines our response to the 2020-21 state budget, handed down by Treasurer, Tim Pallas on 24 November.
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