29 June 2018

Starts at 60 have run an article marking the 110 year anniversary of the Age Pension in Australia, featuring comments from Joel of the Fix Pension Poverty campaign team.

 

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More than a century has passed since the Age Pension was first introduced in Australia in June 1908, delivering support for older generations and helping people to live more comfortably in later life.

In the 110-years since it became legislation, we have seen huge innovations and social developments that we could have barely even dreamed of back then – and now advocates are calling for the government to overhaul the way the Age Pension is calculated, after it was revealed that 26 per cent of those over the age of 65 in Australia are living in poverty.

Check out the whole story here.