2020 – 2021 Budget submission

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2020 – 2021 Budget submission

September 28, 2020

Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria welcomes the commitment by the Andrews Labor Government to older people, and particularly the assistance that has been made with mental health and other measures through the pandemic.

Nevertheless, all efforts are stymied when we cannot, as a community, end the systemic age discrimination which is a major barrier to the daily social and economic activities of many older Victorians. We believe that these barriers will become even more problematic as we emerge from lockdown, leaving older people – and others – anxious and lacking in social and physical confidence.

We know from our daily interactions with our older Victorian residents in Berwick, Euroa, Fitzroy North and St Helena that they need and want targeted investment to ensure that they, whatever their age and stage, can age well and return to leading as full lives as possible.

The full submission is here: Victoria budget

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