New members sought for ACT’s Ministerial Council on Ageing

Released 14/11/2017

The Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing (MACA) has a key role in communicating and providing strategic advice on the issues affecting older Canberrans to the ACT Government. The Government is seeking expressions of interest from potential new members.

Nominations are being sought from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander seniors and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members who have a particular background in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander seniors;
  • Seniors and/or individuals who have direct experience supporting vulnerable seniors experiencing issues such as homelessness, social isolation and poverty; and
  • Seniors and individuals who have a disability, who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and/or are LGBTIQ, or those with relevant expertise.

Minister for Seniors, Gordon Ramsay, says the current council has identified the continued progress of Canberra as an age-friendly city and issues surrounding elder abuse as priority areas for their work.

“The MACA provides advice to me on advancing the status and interest of older Canberrans. The Council has been effective in communicating the needs and views of older members of the ACT community and I look forward to working with the new members,” Minister Ramsay said.

Applications open 13 November 2017 and will close on 11 December 2017. Further information is available by calling the Office for Veterans and Seniors on 6205 2598, emailing or visiting

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