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The Australian Government provides an Age Pension as a safety net for eligible citizens who cannot fully fund their own retirement through retirement savings. Managed by and paid for via Services Australia, or Centrelink as its more commonly known, there is strict eligibility criteria, which includes residency period, age qualification and an assessment of income and assets. Due to this criteria, not every Australian will be eligible for an Age Pension.

Radical Age Pension proposal

Squeals would be heard, but there would be relatively few squealers and they might be unlikely to

‘Perverse pension tax’ on retirees

‘Harsh tax' hinders those who have responsibly saved to fund their own retirement, says ISA.

Rate cut for retirees

Treasurer's rates review welcome news for older Australians seeking to boost their income.

Would Centrelink changes affect you?

As government funds for bushfire relief put the budget surplus in doubt, changes to the way

Stricter means test a tax on retirees

Accumulating more savings could work against you come retirement time.

Tax changes for older workers?

Older people working longer are being unfairly penalised for effectively trying to avoid pension

Pension cuts on the way

‘More cuts to income support payments is also the last thing the country needs,' says ACOSS

Australian retirees versus the world

The OECD has released a report comparing retirement systems and Australia isn't performing as

Why older Aussies refuse to downsize

‘It will be the death of a spouse or ill health that forces them to downsize', says research institute.

Pension, drought blamed for woes

Age Pension is less than what is needed to support even a modest standard of living in retirement: ASFA

Age pensioners safe – for now

Any decision to expand the robo-debt scheme to meet budget targets would happen ‘further down

Government gouging pensioners

Seniors groups pressure government to reassess ‘unfair' interest rate.

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