Marshall welcomes more support for Tech Savvy Seniors program

Media Release

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today welcomed a new telecommunications offer and expanded training opportunities, providing NSW Seniors Card holders with another incentive to get tech savvy.

The Tech Savvy Seniors program provides older Australians with the skills and confidence to connect to the digital world.

Mr Marshall said the program was expanding next year to include Armidale, Bingara, Glen Innes, Guyra, Uralla and Warialda, with the Inverell and Moree programs continuing.

“The NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment to expand the Seniors Card program and help NSW seniors enjoy the benefits of being connected to the internet,” Mr Marshall said.

“This program has been delivered at Inverell Library with great success and I’m pleased that six additional areas in the electorate will now offer the same opportunities.

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“Whether it is used to stay in touch with family and friends or for paying bills and doing banking, the internet offers huge benefits to make life easier.

As part of the NSW Government’s election commitment to expand the Tech Savvy Seniors program, training course locations will increase from 71 to 104 locations, and 31 libraries will offer courses in eight languages other than English.

“With almost half of all older Australians not accessing the internet, the NSW Government has also partnered with Telstra to offer the Telstra Seniors Starters Bundle so our seniors can stay connected and experience the benefits of today’s new technology,” Mr Marshall said.

The Telstra Seniors Starter Bundle is a new plan for seniors who are not connected to the internet to start their online journey through discounted internet costs.  It is available to all NSW Seniors Card holders who have previously not been connected to the internet and can be ordered by visiting a Telstra store or phoning 13 77 88

The new Telstra Seniors Starter Bundle builds on Telstra’s existing partnership with the NSW Government through the Tech Savvy Seniors program, which provides access to free and low cost technology training to NSW Seniors across the state.