26 September 2023

Advisory Council in call for old heads

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Older Canberrans are being invited to join the Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing to provide strategic advice to the Territory on issues affecting the older community.

Minister for Seniors, Emma Davidson said the Council enabled there to be links between the ACT Government and older Canberrans.

“Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sought from members of the community with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities,” Ms Davidson said.

“Older people are one of the fastest growing demographics in Canberra, making forums like the Council critical to the future of our city and community,” she said.

“This is a valuable platform where community members can advise the ACT Government on policy development and decision-making that affects older Canberrans.”

Ms Davidson said the EOI process for the next Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing was open until 2 April.

Outgoing member of the 2019-2021 Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing, Elizabeth Samra said it was a pleasure and a privilege to serve on the Council and to work with a team of experts committed to promoting and protecting the rights of older people in Canberra.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to articulate some of the systemic issues and reform opportunities that arose in my professional practice,” Ms Samra said.

“And to provide strategic advice to the Minister on ways the ACT Government could work towards ensuring older people live free from abuse, remain socially connected and have good access to services,” she said.

Further information on the Council, including how to apply, can be accessed on the Community Services Directorate’s website at this PS News link.

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