The Fix Pension Poverty campaign is guided by the research and recommendations in Adequacy of the Age Pension report, released in late 2016. The report was produced by The Benevolent Society, Per Capita and The Longevity Innovation Hub.
The campaign pursues all of the recommendations of this research, whilst focusing on specific areas of reform. Current areas of focus include:
- Increasing Rent Assistance for people on the Age Pension who are struggling to afford private rents
- Addressing out of pocket health costs by providing access to free dental care for people receiving the Age Pension
- Keeping people on the Age Pension connected to communications as more essential services are transferred online and the National Broadband Network increases costs
- Setting the rate of the Age Pension independently and based on evidence, rather than the politicking of the day