I would not be approaching pension age.
The government is planning to push the eligibility for age pension up to 70.
I am sure that you are aware that is not possible for people in their 50 s to find employment let alone at 70 years of age.
The government has ignored age discrimination in the work force. They then sat idle while financial advisers failed to protect the super funds that were made compulsory under law. Now that the funds have been lost and the employment opportunities not possible the coalition intends to remove the last life line for these victims of mismanagement by the Australian government.
It was recently published that Adelaide has the highest death rate from hypothermia in the world because aged people are not able to turn on their heaters because they cannot afford the power bills that had increased 8 times while the pension remained unchanged.
When is someone going to motivate these people to take action to defend themselves from this uncaring and brutal government?
Luxury car sales are up probably because the financial advisers have all the funds from the failed super investments yet the aged population shiver in the cold. It is time to act now before you find yourself out in the cold as you age.
This will impact on all Australians even the young as your parents will need to sell the family home to eat leaving you with no inheritance and removing the corner stone of our community.
I urge the young to stand up and fight this now because you will be impacted by this action into your future. The aged people need the support of the entire community now to stop what I believe will be recorded in history as the biggest crime against the generation who worked hard and paid the highest rate of tax in the word for their entire lives only to find themselves abandoned by a heartless government.
You are right I should have just made a silly pointless comment about age that allowed people to continue to ignore real social issues and be happy all the way to third world status without resistance.