COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide comment and input to the Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payment in Australia.
COTA Australia welcomes the Genuine Redundancy and Early Retirement Scheme Payments legislation change, the need for which is obvious and unarguable, and indeed not to make it would be most unfair and inconsistent. The change does not, however, go far enough.
The issues identified in this submission impact many older Australians and the measures outlined here to address these issues have the potential to improve the lives of a large and growing proportion of Australians.
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide comment and input to the inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendments (Supporting Retirement Incomes) Bill 2018 which encompasses measures to support Australians in retirement.