Older Australians will benefit from measures aimed at increasing workforce participation and fixing retirement incomes, COTA Australia says, but support for vulnerable groups like renters is still missing and long-term solutions are needed to ensure vulnerable Australians are adequately supported.
The future of retirement income policy is up for discussion and debate tomorrow at Council on the Ageing’s (COTA) National Policy Forum, where politicians from both sides of the aisle, industry experts, academics and advocates will delve into the findings of the Retirement Income Review.
The Federal Government’s announcement of a $50 per fortnight boost to the JobSeeker payment is welcome as the first real term increase in 26 years, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia has said, but is not enough to prevent job seekers, including thousands of older Australians, falling into pove
COTA’s National Policy Forum will kick off a multi-partisan discussion that doesn’t just re-hash the findings of the Retirement Income Review but looks to the pressing question of what comes next. Based on evidence not pre-determined positions.
COTA reaffirmed its support for the Raise the Rate campaign led by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) calling for a permanent increase in the JobSeeker payment to an adequate amount that will help support Australians to find work.