Centrelink – Services Australia

Help needed urgently: report

Two-thirds of low-income households that rent are in rental distress, according to a new report from the Productivity Commission.


Mortgage debt ruining retirements

Record numbers of older Australians are battling to pay off their mortgages before retirement.

Finance News

Why these retirees are struggling

One group of older Australians should be much more worried than the rest when it comes to funding their retirement, according to research.

Retirement Affordability Index

Rent relief for ‘Cash-Strapped’?

There is little relief in sight for age pensioners who rent, says Joel Pringle, advocacy campaigner at The Benevolent Society.

Finance News

Will rent plan create tax issues?

Des and her husband are considering renting out their second bedroom on Airbnb to supplement their Age Pension and want to know the possible ramifications.


‘Moral crisis’ hurting pensioners

Australia is in the midst of “a great moral crisis”, according to Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director Conny Lenneberg.


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.

Kaye’s Christmas wish list

We know there are many things that both challenge and delight you – because you tell us. Here is my retirement Christmas wish list to make this life stage a happy and productive time for all.

Age Pension

Renters face homelessness risk

Mission Australia has called for a revamp of retirement payments, especially to older people who do not own their own home.


Single older women at risk

The single older woman who doesn’t own her own home has become one of the most at-risk groups in Australia due to the rising cost of rent and the lack of jobs for older Australians.


HILDA shows threat to Age Pension

The latest HILDA survey shows that home ownership among the young is rapidly declining while mortgage debts are doubling. When combined, this could be disastrous for the Age Pension.


Would you pay this woman’s rent?

A former Bondi ‘party girl’ turned medical student has fallen behind in her rent and, faced with eviction, is now calling on the public to help her pay it. You’d be amazed at the reaction.

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