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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

each of their Bud­gets – most re­cently $1.2 bil­lion in the 2016 Bud­get.

A Shorten La­bor Gov­ern­ment will ad­dress the on­go­ing prob­lems as­so­ci­ated with the avail­abil­ity of aged care in a range of ways in­clud­ing work­ing with the aged care sec­tor and unions to en­sure we can meet the chal­lenges of the in­creas­ing need for aged care work­ers, as well as ca­reer pro­gres­sion and con­di­tions for this low paid and pre­dom­i­nantly fe­male work­force.

As well as con­duct­ing an in­de­pen­dent re­view of the LLLB re­forms with a view to mov­ing to greater flex­i­bil­ity, choice and con­sumer con­trol by July 1, 2017, La­bor has a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on the Aged Care Fund­ing In­stru­ment, fol­low­ing con­cerns raised by the sec­tor and grow­ing costs in this area. gov­ern­ment help el­derly Aus­tralians re­main in work un­til that age? A Shorten La­bor Gov­ern­ment will not in­crease the pen­sion age to 70.

In 2014, the Lib­er­als an­nounced that they would in­crease the pen­sion age to 70 - giv­ing Aus­tralia the old­est pen­sion age in the de­vel­oped world.

This change will hurt low in­come work­ers, blue col­lar work­ers, farm­ers and many women.

La­bor has stead­fastly op­posed this change to the pen­sion age since it was in­tro­duced in 2014, and we will con­tinue to do so. Are the cur­rent con­ces­sions avail­able to seniors (travel, health etc) and Age Pen­sion pay­ments suf­fi­cient, or would you like to see some kind of re­form to ei­ther? A Shorten La­bor Gov­ern­ment will en­sure Aus­tralia's pen­sion sys­tem is fair and sus­tain­able into the fu­ture.

La­bor be­lieves that pen­sion­ers de­serve dig­nity in re­tire­ment.

By 2035 the Age Pen­sion qual­i­fy­ing age will have hit 70. How can the Fed­eral

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