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  • Alex Wok

Australia's Pension Age



Facts:

  • A similar proposal was put forward in 2014 by the Coalition government, but failed due to a lack of Parliamentary support and opposition from union groups. Interestingly, this proposal aimed to raise the pension age to 70 years by 2053, instead of 2035 as currently suggested.


Issue:

Should the pension age be raised?


Sources:


  1. Smartcompany, 'Government to push on with raising the retirement age to 70'.

  2. Sydney Morning Herald, 'Coalition won't retire its policy to lift pension age to 70'.

  3. Above, ref. 1.

  4. SBS News, 'Raising pension age to 70 is sensible, says government'.

  5. Superguide, 'Age Pension age increasing to 67 years'.

  6. Above, ref. 4.

  7. Above, ref 2.


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