Should life be this difficult?

By Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1 No tags Permalink 5

I recently heard a story of a couple in their late 60s who are providing for themselves in retirement. They have never applied for the age pension. The story goes that they believe they would be entitled to at least a part age pension, however, their visits to Centrelink (even just ...

Age Pension: a short history

By Wednesday, June 22, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 5

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 ...


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