NATIONALS UP THE ANTE ON FIGHT TO SAVE TRAVEL CARD
The NSW Nationals are pulling together the voice of regional NSW, including the Tamworth electorate, to stop the Labor government from cutting the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said an online petition was circulating Nationals electorates across the state, hoping to save it in the upcoming budget.
“The Regional Seniors Travel Card is so important to our seniors, helping them get to and from medical appointments, social visits, and time with family,” Mr Anderson said.
“That’s why, last month I wrote to the Minister urging her to continue the cards into next year and beyond.
“I still haven’t had a reply from the Minister, which is why it’s important that we get as many signatures on this petition as possible from across regional NSW.
“The government can’t ignore the voice of regional seniors and I encourage all our seniors to join the fight for the card.”
Since 2020, thousands of local seniors have claimed their card, representing millions in savings to local seniors.
“An extra $250 in the pocket can make a big difference to the budget of our seniors, who are struggling to make ends meet as their grocery and energy bills go up,” Mr Anderson added.
“Cutting this card now would be a cruel decision from a government that’s going after family budgets at a time when we can least afford it.”
To sign the petition and join the fight to save the Regional Seniors Travel Card, visit savethetravelcard.com.au