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Concessions and Rebates for Older Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Government currently offers a range of concessions and rebates to older Tasmanians (those on pensions, or with low and fixed incomes). These cover such items as electricity, council rates, water and sewerage, stamp duty discount, vehicle registration and taxes, licences and many others.

TASS has written to the Premier requesting confirmation that, if successful in the upcoming State Election, his Government will continue to provide these concessions and rebates into the future, and in particular that they will be included in the upcoming 2021-22 State Budget.

TASS also wrote to the Opposition and Greens asking that, if successful in the upcoming State Election, they will support the continued provision these concessions and rebates into the future, and in particular that they will be included in the upcoming 2021-22 State Budget.

TASS also stated that it believes that these concessions and rebates should be indexed to reflect the change in the costs of the underlying services being supported. The costs of these services are increasing faster than the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and in order to maintain the benefits of the concessions and rebates, an appropriate index needs to be developed by Treasury, in consultation with key stakeholder organisations such as TASS.

Our members are encouraged to contact their local candidates to reinforce our position on these concessions and rebates.

April 2021


Executive Committee 2021

At the AGM in March 2021, the following Executive members were elected.

President: John Minchin

Vice-President: John Pauley

Secretary: John Chalmers

Treasurer: Michael Walker

Membership Officer: Charles Thomas

Super-News Editor: Jeneane Thomas

Exec members: Christopher Bevan, Ross Brown, Stephen Graetzer, Murray Harper, Jean Walker.

 

There remains one vacancy on the Executive. Please contact John Chalmers, Secretary, if you are interested in being considered for that position - Email secretary@tass.org.au, or Phone 62491240 or 0409491245


 

Superannuation issues

TASS has recently raised its concerns about some superannuation issues with the Premier. These relate to changes to the Superannuation Commision structure, and to the planned use of $200M from RBF for COVID recovery projects. The linked article from the Examiner deals with these matters.

https://www.cpsu.com.au/2020/10/public-sector-super-worry/


Change To TASS Banking Arrangements


The TASS Executive has decided to consolidate it's banking with the one organisation. We have opened accounts at MyState Bank.

For members who renew using direct deposit either online or at a branch, changes will be minimal. The Bendigo Bank account that you have been depositing into will be replaced by:


MyState Account BSB: 807-009
Account Number: 30137067
Account Name: Tasmanian Association of State Superannuants.


In Tasmania, MyState has branches at Glenorchy, Hobart, Kingston, New Town, Rosny, Kings Meadows, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport.

For those who pay by cheque, there is no change: TASS remains the Payee.


If you have TASS’s account details saved in your online banking address list, please ensure that you alter the details to those above.

The online membership forms will be updated with this new information in the near future


16 March 2020

AGM Postponed


Due to the risks associated with holding group meetings during the current COVID-19 situation, the Executive have decided to postpone the AGM scheduled for Tuesday 17th March.

We will advise all those who had RSVP'd by email.


At this stage we are unable to say when we will reschedule the AGM.


25 Feb 2020


TASS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday 17 March 2020
Venue: Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania (MYCT)
1 Ford Parade, Lindisfarne, Tas

Parking is available at the MYCT or on the street

Time: 1:30 to 3:00pm (including afternoon tea)
Guest Speaker: Mrs Sue Leitch, CEO Council of the Ageing (COTA) - "Embracing the Future"
Please put this event in your diaries.


RSVP by Thursday 12 March 2020, to Charles Thomas, Phone: 0422 414 861 or Email: info@tass.org.au