Advisory council for senior Territorians
The Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians (MACST) provides a voice for Northern Territory (NT) seniors' community on issues of interest and importance through high level and strategic advice to the Minister for Seniors.
The council provides effective links between government and seniors' community to improve policy outcomes.
What the council does
The council meets 3 times per year and is responsible for:
- advising the minister on matters of importance including emerging issues facing NT seniors
- exploring the needs of the seniors' community and discussing how service providers can more effectively meet identified needs
- discussing ideas that promote awareness of the positive aspects of ageing to the community and increase active participation of seniors in all aspects of life
- directing tasks to working groups as determined to address specific issues.
Membership on the council is voluntary.
Members are selected based on skills, knowledge, experience and broader community participation or representation. They reflect the regional and indigenous populations of the NT.
Members may also participate in council sub-committees and working groups.
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