Future of retirement

How can we improve the prognosis for our maturing Australians? Suggestions, ideas, proposals for better social and health issues, including retirement accommodation, etc.

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Future of retirement

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Re: Future of retirement

Post by Buck_naked » 23 Jul 2017, 18:03

someone must have retired, - the age pension stats show 2 million getting a pension cheque. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by grandduke » 23 Jul 2017, 20:38

Not from the government though. :character-oldtimer:
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Post by Buck_naked » 23 Jul 2017, 20:49

Yes, that is federal government age pension. 2 million.

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Re: Future of retirement

Post by grandduke » 24 Jul 2017, 07:46

Out of a population of 24 million not bad, so how many
worked and paid taxes thus contributing towards society.

The age pension is in many ways supported in part by
superannuation topped up by a government to facilitate
a living wage so it's not just a question of numbers without
examination.
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Post by Buck_naked » 24 Jul 2017, 08:01

But the point is those 2 million people have retired.
The thrust of the video was that everyone will work til they drop.
Clearly that is not happening.
The presenter from 60 minutes would be getting at least $100,000 per year to do bugger all.
no wonder he is still working.
Some people keep going because they love what they do. Fair enough.
The majority i'd say really look forward to retirement from some deadbeat job they travel two hours a day to get to.

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Re: Future of retirement

Post by grandduke » 24 Jul 2017, 12:41

This work till you drop is another myth if you are
worried about the costs (a liberal fixation) then
what are the costs associated with refugee intakes,
Manus island etc which is now costing in the billions
but hey no worries we can knock of the age pensioners
excuse my cynicism but honestly, it's a joke old chap. :icon-mrgreen: :icon-mrgreen:
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Re: Future of retirement

Post by Perrorist » 24 Jul 2017, 13:28

Offshore detention has cost $6 billion so far. What a waste!

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Re: Future of retirement

Post by grandduke » 24 Jul 2017, 18:03

But the biggest Travis of justice is the have the audacity
to cry poor, whatever happened to honesty and truth.
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Re: Future of retirement

Post by kfchugo » 24 Jul 2017, 19:54

Honesty and truth are anathema to politicians.

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