Advocacy Committee

The purpose of the Advocacy Group is to identify public policy issues and concerns affecting self-funded and partly self-funded Gold Coast retirees. It aims to prioritize these issues and concerns, identify those we should focus our attention and resources on, and develop action plans for addressing these issues, including recommending positions and initiatives the Association should adopt. Through its advocacy committee, Gold Coast Retirees Inc. aims to communicate our policies and agendas to members and the public and to develop and maintain strategies through which legislative and regulatory issues can be addressed in a timely and effective manner.

Franking Credits

A.L.P. policy announcement in March 2018 stating the party’s intention to remove cash refunds for dividend imputation credits on franked Australian share dividends.

Position Statement:   Gold Coast Retirees Inc. believes this policy is:  UNFAIR, DISCRIMINATORY AND UN-AUSTRALIAN.  Read more 

You can find all the information on this Advocacy issue on the Advocacy Franking Credits menu item here.

Voluntary Assisted Dying.

The Queensland State Government has announced that it will hold an Inquiry as to whether Voluntary Assisted Dying (Euthanasia) should be legalised in Queensland. Our Advocacy Committee has made a submission to the Inquiry on behalf of our members.
To increase the impact of our submission,  a generic submission was developed by the committee with personal case studies from individual members attached.