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Federal Budget 2018

All pensioners can now access cheap government loans

Home-owning pensioners struggling to fund the retirement they want have been thrown a lifeline courtesy of the Federal Budget 2018 - a cheap reverse mortgage with the Government.

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Labor Leader Bill Shorten responds to Federal Budget 2018

"We can do better than this," said Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten when he rose in the house to respond to the Turnbull Government's Federal Budget 2018.

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Federal Budget 2018: Move to lifelong products welcomed

The long-awaited nod for alternative income streams for retirees has been welcomed by policy experts who believe it will bring comfort to pensioners worried they will outlive their savings.

Aged Care

Federal Budget 2018: Aged care initiatives fail to meet needs

Funding for home-care packages blasted as inadequate and red flags raised about rental stress in Budget review.

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Federal Budget 2018: Government fails renting pensioners

Think tank Per Capita has poured scorn on what it calls the “systemic failure” of the Federal Government to help pensioners who rent, saying that Budget 2018 ignores their financial plight.

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Federal Budget 2018: 'Fattening older workers for the kill'

There are sweeteners for older Australians in Federal Budget 2018, but there is no increase in the Age Pension to allow a dignified retirement.

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Reducing debt must be a priority: Costello

We'll be dead before the national debt is paid off, warns former Treasurer Peter Costello ahead of tonight's 'pre-election' Federal Budget 2018.

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Federal Budget 2018: will super be left unchanged?

What do we think we know about Federal Budget 2018? Tax cuts and funds for at-home care have been mooted. What's not on the list? For the first time in a long time, it may be super.

Age Pension

Federal Budget 2018: Pension Loans Scheme broadened, amounts increased

The Pension Loans Scheme has been extended to all eligible people of Age Pension age and the amount able to be borrowed will increase.

Age Pension

Federal Budget 2018: Pension Work Bonus limit rises $50 per fortnight

From July 2019, an increase to the Pension Work Bonus will allow age pensioners to earn up to an extra $50 per fortnight without reducing their Age Pension entitlement.

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Federal Budget 2018: Money to keep Aussies in the home longer

The Government is moving to address the backlog of older Australians on the waiting list for home-care assistance, with a funding boost announced on Tuesday night.

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Can Budget tax cuts make a difference for retirees?

Senior economist explains whether mooted Budget tax changes can benefit older Australians.

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