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The Treasurer has called for older people to work longer, do you agree or disagree?

By Scarlet . Created on 20 Nov, 2019
Labour force participation continues to decline as people age. At the beginning of the decade, the average retirement age was about 63, but the access age for the pension is expected to be 67 by 2023. But with many older Australian jobseekers reporting discrimination by employers, it may be hard for those who want to work longer find a job.
Current Affairs 209 votes | 30 Comments
AGREE - Australia's ageing population is an 'Economic Time Bomb'

AGREE - Australia's ageing population is an 'Economic Time Bomb'

DISAGREE - I don't think Australia's ageing should work until they die

DISAGREE - I don't think Australia's ageing should work until they die

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DISAGREE - I don't think Australia's ageing should work until they die
muz51 said 3 weeks ago
My suggestion would be to only pay the politicians what they are worth, (pretty much bugger all for most of them), stop paying ex PM's and pollies excessive pensions/incomes and superannuation, then there would be more money for the rest of us who actually worked hard for our income.
DISAGREE - I don't think Australia's ageing should work until they die
Robert said 3 weeks ago
im 71 and on the pension ive payed my taxes so im only getting back what i have paid in NOT LIKE SOME DOLE BLUDGERS
Mrs said 3 weeks ago
How many of you are aware that the Pension was bought in in 1938 for people who turned 65 because that was the age the average man died at?? The pension was equal to the basic wage. It was a reward for the few that outlived the average. If it had been indexed, every pensioner would now be garanteed the basic wage. And no one would get the pension before they turned 80. And so many people who are better off than the ...
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Smuttly said 3 weeks ago
This is ridiculous.
Marilyn said 3 weeks ago
Not feasible for some occupations due to ageing badly.
AGREE - Australia's ageing population is an 'Economic Time Bomb'
Stevie V said 3 weeks ago
Keep them working longer ... and stop spending my inheritance!!
DISAGREE - I don't think Australia's ageing should work until they die
braunhi said a week ago
Naughty but funny. B.
DISAGREE - I don't think Australia's ageing should work until they die
Stephen said 3 weeks ago
We the less well off have to do the heavy lifting after working all our lives. Their learks and perks are all good. A bit more equality would fix the problem.
DISAGREE - I don't think Australia's ageing should work until they die
David said 3 weeks ago
if the Govt. makes people work longer before they can retire, then it should also apply to politicians; or don't they consider themselves as "people" or even Australians ?