Rent rises pile on the pressure

Figures show that rental costs across Australia rose by 3.3 per cent in the past year as rent assistance for Age Pensioners failed to keep pace.


Radiologists back pensioner refund

The peak body for radiologists has vowed to continue fighting to have a 20-year freeze on Medicare rebates for diagnostic services lifted, saying it disadvantages pensioners.


Government woos older Australians

The battle for the hearts and minds of retirees and pre-retirees ahead of the 2019 Federal Election seem to have already begun.


Labor backflip spares pensioners

All Age Pensioners will now be excluded from Labor’s plan to axe franking credit refunds should it gain government in July 2019.

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Renting pensioners forced out of city

According to new research from National Shelter, rising rent prices within Australian cities are forcing Australian pensioners to reconsider where they live.


GST increase good for pensioners

New research suggests that pensioners and low income earners would be the big winners should the Turnbull Government broaden the GST base or increase the GST rate.


New scam aimed at pensioners

The ACCC has issued a warning of a new scam involving Centrelink impostors trying to trick Aussies into transferring money and disclosing sensitive personal information.


Pensioners will pay

Pensioners will not be exempt from paying the $7 GP co-payment after Tony Abbott rejected the Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) recommendation, however, children may not be charged the fee.


Study shows over 65s to suffer

Those aged over 65 will be hit hardest by the proposed Medicare $7 co-payment.

PM writes pensioners a letter

Despite the plans to cut Australia Post snail mail deliveries from five days a week to three, it is reported that the Federal Government will post a personally addressed letter to 2.4 million age pensioners, in an attempt to explain changes to the pension post Budget 2014.


Call to drop GP fee for pensioners

Terry Barnes, former policy consultant to Tony Abbott and the person responsible for recommending a GP fee to the Commission of Audit, came out yesterday and suggested that payments to carers and pensioners should be increased to soften the impact of the fee. This compensation could come in the form of a “one-off adjustment of $70,” said Mr Barnes.

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