The looming election

By Tuesday, June 28, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 3

Next Saturday, 2 July 2016, Australia will go to the polls to elect a new House of Representatives and a new Senate. The 2016 election is only the seventh election initiated by a double dissolution since Federation. The last double dissolution election was held in 1987 by the then Hawke Government; ...

Age Pension: a short history

By Wednesday, June 22, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 4

On 10 June 1908 the Invalid and Old-age Pensions Act received royal assent. From 1 July 1909 – Old-age pensions and the Invalid Pension became payable to the ‘appropriately qualified people’ within Australia. This new scheme replaced a number of very similar pension schemes – which had been implemented by the New ...

It’s all in the timing

By Tuesday, May 31, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 6

When is the best time to retire? To be honest – I have no idea. In the last week a ‘young’ man (60 years old) who I know decided it was the right time for him. He advised me that he is going to slowly transition to retirement by gradually decreasing ...

It’s all about transition…

By Tuesday, May 24, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 2

Back in the early 2000s we had a problem in Australia. We had a thing called a ‘skills shortage’. Skilled people were leaving the workforce to retire, and there was nobody to replace them. In response to this dilemma the government at the time came up with a rather neat idea. What ...

 

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