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Why we should continue to tax earnings into retirement

Everyone knows the current superannuation system is unsustainable. But there is a solution, according to a senior superannuation industry lobbyist.

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The too-hard basket: economic ideas that just won’t go away

Before you discard the Commission of Audit, reflect on this. Some of its proposals have been made by reviews before — including a Labor-led review. Should we think twice?

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A fairer way to provide pensions (and save the government money)

Australia’s pension and superannuation tax concessions are costing the government billions, with costs continuing to rise. The Australia Institute researchers David Ingles and Richard Denniss argue there is another way to best serve the elderly.

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Pensions, superannuation and the Education of Joe

A debate on changes to the retirement age is welcome, but it’s more complicated than it appears, according to Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer. And watch out for vested interests …

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Outsourcing cruelty in our camps

Crikey readers talk the age pension, the companies that run our detention centres, and the Abbott government’s commitment to maintaining the status quo.

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Essential: voters down on privatisation and the unemployed

Voters remain deeply opposed to any privatisation, even of things they’ve never heard of, this week’s Essential Report shows. And the view that the Newstart payment is too low isn’t widely shared by voters.

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Kevin Andrews, don’t pick on the disabled and those on the dole

Hands off people on the dole and disability payments, but wind back the age pension. That’s what experts told Crikey about welfare reform as the government prepares to slice and dice.

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Some sense, please, in ageing debate

Crikey readers talk increasing the age pension and what to do about internet piracy.

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Economist | ECONOMY|

The end of retirement?

As humans live longer and longer, and the Boomer generation begin to enter their twilight yeats, the whole idea of retirement is increasingly becoming an anachronism.

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Crikey readers keep Werbeloffing

Chk Chk BOOM. Ad infinitum.

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Australians overseas behaving badly

Crikey readers on Aussie travellers, Germainem Greer, the Age Pension and more.

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News Ltd fights back… as does Online Opinion

Your item yesterday about News Limited centralising features was largely incorrect,” writes Greg Baxter, Director, Corporate Affairs at News Ltd.

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Pension v dole: what’s the dollar difference?

Will under-67-year-olds be worse off on the dole instead of the pension? We crunch the numbers.

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Meanwhile, in orbit…

The Adventures of the Cane Toads for a free Tibet Action Committee in Space!

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Australia could reap windfall if UK pensioner’s win

A judgment by the European Court of Human Rights, due to be announced on November 4, could boost Australia’s income from the UK by more than $600 million a year, writes Ava Hubble.

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