A number of full and part age pensioners have been contacting us, or other organisations who have contacted us, concerned that “income management” will be introduced for the age pension. It’s just not true!
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.