The gravy train and your pension

Going back to work after you qualify for the Age Pension has perks. You won’t be penalised if you keep your income below the cap and it could help you save faster for that thing your heart desires.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Age Pension and the Work Bonus

To help him make ends meet, Ben’s local bowls club has offered him a few hours’ work a week. Today, he’s asked Debbie how much he can earn before his Age Pension is reduced.

Finance News

How to make extra spending money

For many older Australians, funding a comfortable retirement can be a challenge, so we’ve put together an extensive list of hobbies and skills that you can use to make extra cash.


Sunday pay cuts for Aussie workers

Yesterday, the Fair Work Commission announced that it would slash Sunday penalty rates the retail, hospitality, fast food and pharmacy sectors. Do you think it’s fair?


Re-education could save retirement

If the Government wants to increase the Age Pension age, shouldn’t it be responsible for improving the employment opportunities for older people? Midlife education may be the key.


Is your future being stolen?

New research released yesterday by industry super fund Cbus suggests that $44 billion could be lost to retirement savings over the next 10 years.


Older worker program failing

Announced in the 2014 Federal Budget, the Government’s Restart program to get older workers back in employment has failed to deliver on target uptake.


Council denies unfair dismissal

In order to avoid paying redundancy to an employee who had worked for it for 62 years, Launceston City Council is under suspicion of unfairly firing the 79-year-old.


Australia’s ‘unskilled’ youth

Australians are more qualified than ever before but concerns have arisen that the number of skilled workers is decreasing, particularly amongst young Australians.


Willing to work submissions

The Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability is now open for submissions and conducting consultations. n


Age discrimination at work

What is the extent of age discrimination in Australian workplaces? What can you do if you experience this? Susan Ryan has the answer.


Your job may be automated by 2025

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) predicts that around 40 per cent of Australian jobs could be replaced by technology within 10 to 15 years.

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