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2014 Older Persons Assembly - current news

On 1 October 2014, the International Day of Older Persons, the 2nd ACT Older Persons Assembly was held in the ACT Legislative Assembly Chamber. Over the course of the day, Delegates representing Canberra’s older persons community considered three draft resolutions which were the culmination of extensive community consultations. More information on 2014 Older Persons Assembly

2014 Older Persons Assembly - Relevant ACT Government Policies

Draft Resolution 1
Draft Resolution 2
Draft Resolution 3
Older Persons Assembly - Program

The 2nd Older Persons Assembly will be held on 1 October 2014, in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

For your information, the Older Persons Steering Committee has proposed three (3) Resolutions to be debated at the upcoming Older Persons Assembly. The three resolutions were drafted as a result of extensive community consultations which were held around Canberra in June and July 2014.

The Office for Ageing has included ACT Government Directorates’ Policy links and a link to the Australian Bureau of Statistics on voluntary work by Older Persons that have some relevance to the three resolutions.

Draft Resolution 1

Resolution 1 captures the importance of Older Persons being independent and being able to fully participate in the development and implementation of policy, decision making processes and education and training. There are two recommendations to be debated at the Assembly.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Draft Resolution 2

Resolution 2 captures the important contribution that Older Persons do and make to the social and economic life in the Canberra Community, and recommends a number of areas that need addressing and which will be debated at the Assembly.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

Environment and Planning Directorate

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Justice and Community Safety

Draft Resolution 3

Resolution 3 focuses on Transport and draws attention to access and affordable, convenient and safe transportation, are an important factor in overcoming social isolation for Older Persons.

There are a number of recommendations being proposed for debate at the Assembly.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

For more information about the 2014 Older Persons Assembly please contact the Office for Ageing – oma@act.gov.au or phone 62070555.

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