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Positively Ageless - Qld Seniors' Strategy 2010-20 and Action Plan 2010-12
The Premier and Minister for the Arts and the Minister for Community Services and Housing and Minister for Women launched the public consultation process for the seniors’ strategy, including a discussion paper and consultation questions. Positive comments were received throughout the consultation process about government services provided to seniors. Positively Ageless has been developed to focus

Response to Report on adequacy of existing financial protections for Queensland seniors
The Inquiry into the adequacy of existing financial protections for Queensland’s seniors, Report No. 2, details the investigation undertaken by the Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee into the issues and challenges facing seniors, from a financial perspective. The Parliamentary Committee inquiry noted that Queenslanders today are working longer,

Queensland an age friendly community strategic direction statement
The proposed seniors strategy follows the ‘age-friendly community’ model developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and is comprised of eight domains: social participation; transportation; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; communication and information; community support and health services; housing; and outdoor spaces and buildings. Queensland: an age-friend

Government Response to the Final report on Residential Transition for Older Queenslanders
The Advisory Taskforce on Residential Transition for Ageing Queenslanders has finalised its report, Residential Transition for Older Queenslanders August 2016, into emerging issues in meeting the housing and related needs of older people. The Queensland Government established the Taskforce to provide advice and recommendations for enabling older Queenslanders to retain their independence into thei

Terms of Reference for a Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into Aged and End-of-Life Care
On 2 September 2018, the Premier and Minister for Trade announced a Parliamentary Inquiry into issues to do with aged and end-of-life care, including aged care, palliative care and dying with dignity. There is a growing body of evidence that the current aged care system is resulting in negative outcomes for older Queenslanders, their families and carers, as well as State and Territory health syste

Response to Review of exit payments in Queensland retirement villages
The Retirement Villages Act 1999 (RV Act) was amended in 2017 to require village operators to pay residents their exit entitlement for unsold units no later than 18 months after the resident leaves their village. In 2019, the RV Act was further amended to ensure that freehold units were included in the 18-month period and to set out processes for how operator ‘buybacks’ of freehold units must occu