Pensioners struggling with energy costs is a real issue. It's a pity far-right MP Craig Kelly lives in a fantasy world.
British citizens who paid into the UK pension scheme only receive 58 pounds a week from the UK government now they've immigrated to Australia. It's become an expensive drain on Australian taxpayers, reports freelance journalist Ava Hubble.
During the last 21 months the government has left thousands of pensioners significantly worse off -- while reaping millions of dollars in savings from payments. New rules right the wrong, but nobody has held the government to account says Ava Hubble.
Last September the federal government announced changes to social security legislation, which, incredibly, has left many aged pensioners considerably worse off, writes Ava Hubble
Allowing age pensioners to average their income from casual employment over 3-12 months would be a step in the right direction for the government, writes Ava Hubble.
The Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Bill 2008 can’t be introduced into the Reps because, under Standing Orders, private members’ bills can’t appropriate money, writes Bernard Keane.