Our Pensioners need more
The national minimum wage is currently $18.29 per hour or $694.90 per 38 hour week (before tax). Casual employees covered by the national minimum wage also get at least a 25% casual loading.
Wage Facts. Full-time earnings in Australia averaged A$78,832 a year in the second quarter of 2016. (Seasonally adjusted wages – Bureau of Statistics.) If overtime and bonuses are included, average Australian earnings were A$81,947 per annum.
Given the above facts our pensioners are living in poverty.
We should look at areas where our Governments waste money that could go to pensioners.
1 Below is that we pay for free GP visits regardless of wealth ....