Income Media

Pension age rise will increase poverty among over-65s

“Treasurer Hockey’s suggestion that the Age Pension age may rise has angered low-income workers and pensioners across the country,” said CPSA Manager, Research and Advocacy, Amelia Christie.

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Justice served in age discrimination case

An employee who was sacked because he turned 65 has won his age discrimination case after lodging a complaint with the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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Work till you drop: Pensioners condemn call to lift the Age Pension age

“The Productivity Commission’s call to lift the Age Pension age to 70 shows what happens when the bean counters are let loose on social policy. This policy might satisfy the bottom line, but it would have a devastating impact on low-income older people,” said Senior Policy Advisor, Charmaine Crowe.

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Abbott Government unwise to scrap superannuation tax on the rich without a broader plan for reform

“It’s unwise for the Abbott Government to scrap the 15% tax on individuals earning more than $100,000 per year in their super without a broader plan for superannuation tax reform”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.

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Newstart allowance now $163 per week behind the pension

“From today, single pensioners will see their pension rise by $9.35 per week and couples will get an extra $14 per week, thanks to pension indexation via Male Total Average Weekly Earnings,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.

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