Bob Kucera

Bob Kucera

Former Minister for Disability Services; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors

    Kucera looks for regional ideas to improve Seniors Card

    23/06/2005 12:00 AM

    Seniors’ Minister Bob Kucera today called on people living in regional areas to stop keeping good ideas to themselves.

    “I am looking for ideas on new ways to expand the Seniors Card that will specifically benefit regional seniors,” Mr Kucera said.

    “After visiting the north of the State for a regional Cabinet meeting last week, I found some seniors were concerned the Seniors Card was too focused on metropolitan services.

    “While most of the State’s population is in the metropolitan area, that does not mean we should exclude benefits to regional seniors.

    “The card was introduced to give some reward to our valued senior citizens, who have contributed so much to society throughout their lives.

    “I see no reason why seniors living in regional Western Australia should not receive as much reward as those living in the metropolitan area. Improving services like this for regional people is part of the Gallop Government’s plan to ensure that regional WA receives its fair share.”

    The Minister said he was looking for suggestions for new services from seniors and from businesses that want to be a part of the Senior’s Card.

    He said that more than 220,000 seniors were using the card successfully and making use of the $20million benefits it provides each year.

    “I have seconded local MPs Carol Martin, Shelley Archer, Jon Ford, Fred Reibling, Vince Catania and Tom Stephens to collect ideas from people in the north of the State for consideration,” he said.

    Contact details are:
    • Carol Martin at 19 Barker Street, Broome, on 1800 882 157, her electorate officer Jodie Lynch at, or PO BOX 1433 Broome WA 6725;
    • Shelley Archer at 1074 Hay Street, Perth on 9322 1384 or;
    • Jon Ford at 37 Newman Drive, Newman on 1800 199 343, his electorate officer Cindy Portland on or at PO Box 105 Newman WA 6753;
    • Fred Reibling at Shop 27 Karratha City Shopping Centre, Welcome Road Karratha WA 6714, on 1800 199 347, his electorate officer Roman Raudonikis at, or at PO Box 1050 Karratha WA 6714
    • Vince Catania at Shops 8a and 9, Boulevarde Shopping Centre, Robinson Street, Carnarvon on 9941 2999, or at PO Box 1000, Carnarvon WA 6701; and
    • Tom Stephens at Shop 26a South Hedland Shopping Centre, on 1800 199 344, his electorate officer Tricia Hebbard on or PO Box 2667, South Hedland WA 6722.
    Minister's office: 9213 7000