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Aged Pension Increase

Our older Australians have done it tough over the past decades. Larger families compared to today’s numbers were the norm, men were the main bread winners and life was a struggle.  Many of our parents and grandparents fought in wars, worked hard to provide for their families and paid their taxes. Those that had the opportunity saved what they could, went without, invested or ran successful businesses. Australia grew and prospered because Australians contributed to its growth. Unemployment in 1960 was approximately 2%, welfare and handouts was not a way of life.

With living costs, government taxes increasing, housing unaffordable for many and rising rents, hospitalisation for medical procedures well beyond our governments’ ability to provide where necessary, are some of the problems our aged are facing on a daily bases.

Australia’s aged pensioners need to be treated with more respect and dignity. It is an absolute disgrace when many are left at the mercy of our government to survive as best they can. Escalating electricity costs have made many afraid to put a heater on in winter or a fan on in summer. Others eat frugally and cannot afford to buy a decent piece of steak let alone go out for lunch or dinner. A lot of our aged pensioners rely on relatives for support, helping them pay bills or giving food just to survive.

The men and women on the land are poorly treated when it comes to the aged pension. If you own acreage then the family home and the immediate 5 acres are free of an asset test. The rest of the land is valued and if over the threshold then you will not be entitled to the aged pension. This also affects their entitlement to health care assistance. In many cases the land cannot be divided up and sold due to Council regulations. People are forced from the land because they cannot receive the aged pension and health assistance. They are forced from their homes.

In fairness, if someone can own a home worth millions of dollars and collect the aged pension, why is the man on the land persecuted when their land value may be far less than most homes free of the assets test in city areas.

One Nation's policies on aged pensions:

One Nation believes in supporting and taking care of our own, who have contributed to this great nation and not those who land uninvited on our doorstep and immediately receive medical, welfare, housing, phones, and cigarettes.


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