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Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination

Recently we surveyed some of our readers to better understand the reasons why people retire. Many reasons were expected such as when they could afford to retire, health concerns,or job loss.  What we didn’t expect was the number of people that mentioned ageism, or age...
Why do people retire?

Why do people retire?

There are about 3.9m retirees in Australia today so it’s not surprising that their reasons for retiring are many and varied.  Some retire through choice and others find they have retirement forced upon them. We hear lots of reasons when we are helping our customers...
Age Pension Rates and Thresholds

Big increase to pension rates

Age Pensioners will enjoy the biggest increase to pension rates in 7 years. Nearly 2.6 million Australians are on the age pension so this 1.4% to rates increase will be very welcome.  Last September there was no increase at all for the first time in 24 years so this...