Nicole Lawder MLA
Member for Brindabella
Wednesday 4 November 2020
Seniors portfolio demoted by Labor-Greens Government
The Seniors Ministry has been dropped from the Labor-Greens Government’s new cabinet. The Canberra Liberals are disappointed by this decision, believing this is just another example of the Labor-Greens Government leaving seniors behind.
“The demotion of the Seniors portfolio demonstrates the Labor-Greens Government’s disdain for older Canberrans,” Nicole Lawder said.
“Continuously throughout this pandemic, seniors’ organisations and stakeholders have been pleading for better consultation and communication from the ACT Government.
“Shuffling the portfolio into another is not the answer and it’s simply not good enough.
“We know we have an ageing population and our government should reflect that. The Canberra Liberals are calling on the government to recognise seniors in its own portfolio as has previously been done,” Ms Lawder concluded.