The NSW Liberals and Nationals are calling all residents across regional communities to sign the petition to save the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card.
Shadow Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the Coalition
launched the petition to stop Labor from cutting the program in the upcoming budget.
“The Regional Seniors Travel Card has become a local lifeline right across the bush, helping our seniors maintain their independence by allowing them to visit their loved ones
or run important errands,” Mr Farraway said.
“We have already had a strong response, but there is only a month left to get behind the
petition, so I would encourage as many people as possible to sign it to convince the Minns
Government to keep funding this important cost-of-living measure.”
Since 2020 more than one million cards have been issued, easing expenses for seniors who
need to travel longer distances for their everyday tasks.
“Whether it is a grandparent, parent, sibling or friend, we all know someone in our community who uses and relies on the Regional Seniors Travel Card, and we all have an important reason to fight for it,” Mr Farraway said.
“It would be devastating to see another great regional initiative sacrificed to prioritise another city project, so I would ask everyone to share this petition as far and wide as you can to show Labor just how important it is.”
To sign the petition, go to www.savethetravelcard.com.au