Category Archives: politics

Pension changes: not fair Joe

August 31, 2014
Close-up of senior woman in contemplation. Image shot 2006. Exact date unknown.

The government’s plans to change the age pension will make Australia a less fair and equal society, and worsen poverty among the elderly. If you’ve been worried about surviving in retirement, the government’s cost-cutting measures give you more reason to …

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Category: money, politics

Caring can be good for carers, too

June 23, 2014
carers hands

Carers are often portrayed as saints and martyrs but this is not how Angela thinks of herself even though she spends 60 to 80 hours a week looking after her 90-year-old mother. “I feel I’m doing something meaningful with my …

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Category: carers, politics