Posted June 27th, 2023

Tanya Thompson, Member for Myall Lakes has launched a petition in the Myall Lakes to stop the Labor government from cutting the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card.
Mrs Thompson hopes the petition will save the seniors travel card from being cut in the upcoming NSW budget.

In the Legislative Assembly last week, Tanya called on the new Labor Government to commit to the continuation of the Regional Seniors Travel Card to support those in regional communities that don’t have access to public transport.

“The Regional Seniors Travel Card has become a local lifeline for seniors in our community,” Mrs Thompson said.

“Holding a $250 regional travel card allows seniors to take a trip to visit friends and family, travel for a doctor’s appointment, or visit the shops to pick up groceries.

“I hope we get as many people as possible to sign this petition to convince the Minns government to keep funding this important cost-of-living measure,” she said.

Since 2020 more than one million Regional Seniors Travel Cards have been issued helping seniors maintain their independence by easing the cost of travel. Over 17,000 of those cards were issued to seniors in the Myall Lakes electorate.

“We all know someone in our community who benefits from the Regional Seniors Travel Card, and we all have an important reason to sign this petition,” Mrs Thompson said.

“Over the coming weeks I will be asking people to share this petition far and wide to save our Regional Seniors Travel Card so seniors in our community can continue to do things they love and need to do.”

“The Labor Government has prioritised Sydney projects over regional seniors, and we hope this petition will convince the Minns government keep it in place,” Mrs Thompson said.

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