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New members appointed to Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing

COTA ACT is pleased to announce that CEO, Jenny Mobbs, has been appointed to the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing (MACA).

The Council provides strategic advice to the Minister for Ageing on issues affecting older citizens in the ACT. The Council had a key role in developing the ACT Active Ageing Framework 2015 - 2018 and continues to provide advice on its implementation.

Read the full media release below.

Released 01/06/2017

Minister for Veterans and Seniors, Gordon Ramsay, today announced the appointment of eight members to make a new ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing (MACA).

The MACA provides strategic advice to the ACT Government on issues affecting older people in the ACT. The council assists the Government to develop and implement positive ageing policies, in order to advance the status and interest of older people.

“Today we welcome Fiona May (Chair), Professor Robin Creyke (Vice Chair), Sue Schreiner, Jennifer Mobbs, David Rymer, Greg Fraser, Elizabeth Samra, and Chris Redmond as members to the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing,” Mr Ramsay said.

“It is wonderful to welcome such an experienced and diverse group of representatives to the council as a link between older members of our community and the ACT Government.

“The new council brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas such as law, advocacy, and the community sector. The members have all demonstrated their on-going commitment to seniors’ affairs in their professional or personal lives – together they make a very impressive advisory council.”

“I would like to express my gratitude to the outgoing Council members, particularly to the outgoing Chair David Lawrance and outgoing Deputy Chair Viola Kalokerinos.”

The MACA performs a range of important roles for older people in Canberra in line with the ACT Active Ageing Action Plan 2015-2018 including to:

  • Undertake research, monitor and provide advice on positive ageing matters referred by the Minister for Veterans and Seniors or raised as a result of community consultation;
  • Evaluate and provide advice on ACT Government positive ageing policies and programs affecting the community and recommend changes where necessary; and
  • Consult with relevant community organisations and individuals to identify concerns  and propose action, and act as a link between these organisations and the ACT Government.

For further information on the MACA go to: http://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/wac/ageing/advisory_council_on_ageing.



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