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The Aged Pension, The Elephant In The Room

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The Federal aged pension was introduced in 1909, for 65 year old men and 60 year old women. There was a provision that you had to be living here for 25 years before you could claim the pension.
The average life expectancy for a male at that time was around 57!!
So, most men never lived long enough to receive the pension.
With this in mind, I donít think asking people to work until 67 is such an imposition, considering that life expectancy is now around 80 for a male, and work is now generally less physical than in 1909.
Also, going onto a Debit Card is totally different to food stamps. The debit card is not much different to a normal bank card, you just canít use it to buy alcohol or gamble.
Posted by Big Nana, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 6:36:01 PM
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Such a retirement for Australians who have in reality, mostly contributed and deserve a reasonable standard of living in their final years.
Paul1405,
So, they're not the Welfare recipients now you previously accused them to be ?
Posted by individual, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 6:38:10 PM
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No, only you Indy. The rest are just fine. I was only referring to you.
Posted by Paul1405, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 8:21:33 PM
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Oh. He didn't really mean it now.
Posted by ttbn, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 8:23:58 PM
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Oh. He didn't really mean it now.
ttbn,
Well, isn't that perfect git behaviour, makes a maggot look like an amateur !
Posted by individual, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 9:50:09 PM
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At last we agree on something Paul. It is ridiculous to be taking large amounts of young families income for super at the very time they need to be buying a house to secure their comfortable retirement.

We don't need too many to pick fruit either Joe. I eat fruit rather than vegetables. This week I have had grapes from both the US & China. I'm a bit doubtful of Chinese produce, with their fertilizer systems, & citrus also from the US.

Pinching water from farmers for so called environmental flows, [what a joke], is a sure way to make us a major food importer. Importing our food is not something in the future, it is right now.
Posted by Hasbeen, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 11:18:45 PM
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