1.5 million older Australians rely solely on the Age Pension. Almost a third of them are living in poverty.
They suffer substantial deprivation; going without food and heating, ignoring the need to see medical specialists and skipping medications to make ends meet. Some are mashing food to avoid the cost of visiting the dentist.
We believe older Australians should be able to live their lives with dignity and wellbeing.
Help us campaign for the establishment of an expert Age Pension tribunal to review pension rates and provide a fair and decent standard of living for older Australians.
You may also be interested in the EveryAGE Counts campaign to address ageism in Australia. You can check out that campaign by following this link.
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We are The Benevolent Society We help people change their lives through education and support, and we speak out for a just society where everyone thrives. We’re Australia’s first charity. We’re a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation and we’ve helped people, families and communities achieve positive change since 1813