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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . .

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the presentation paper is the upcoming careers check-up expo at the end of June that will bring together local mature age workers, employers, training organisations, employment specialists, financial planners and relevant areas of the ACT government to discuss paid work opportunities for local mature aged workers. I commend the presentation paper to the Assembly.

ACT active ageing framework 2015-2018—implementation of action plan 2015-2018

Paper and statement by minister

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Disability, Minister for Small Business and the Arts and Minister for Veterans and Seniors): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

ACT Active Ageing Framework 2015-2018—Implementation of Action Plan.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

DR BOURKE: Madam Assistant Speaker, I am proud to be able to table today the presentation paper for the ACT active ageing framework implementation of action plan 2015-18. The ACT government is committed to assisting our seniors to stay healthy for longer and to enhance their contribution to our community as well as providing solutions, new processes and innovation for our seniors. I am confident that the implementation of the framework and the initiatives outlined in the associated action plan will produce many benefits for Canberra seniors.

The framework, which was tabled in this Assembly on 9 November, last year expresses the ACT government's priorities for active ageing over the next three years, while the accompanying action plan has achievable and measurable outcomes to be completed by ACT government directorates. Indeed, in the Assembly recently, on 4 May, we passed a motion calling on the ACT government to continue to improve outcomes for ACT seniors by implementing the ACT active ageing framework 2015-18 as outlined in the ACT active ageing action plan.

I would like to draw members' attention to the framework's associated action plan, which contains 14 practical outcomes to be achieved in 2015-16. The aim of these practical outcomes is to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of our local seniors by encouraging them to remain active, healthy and independent as they age in our community.

The presentation paper that I table today highlights the achievements against all 14 practical actions in the framework's first year of implementation, and I am pleased to advise members that all 14 actions are on track for delivery in the first year of the framework. Madam Assistant Speaker I commend the presentation paper to the Assembly.


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