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Australia plan to raise pension age to 70 blasted

Australia plan to raise pension age to 70 blasted

(14 May)   The Australian government’s plan to raise the state pension age to 70 has been criticized as unfair for those in physically demanding jobs, the poor and indigenous people. Increasing the pension eligibility age to 70 by 2035 was one of the measures in a budget announced Tuesday to help Australia cope with... 

NMP Lien: Every generation is a pioneer generation

NMP Lien: Every generation is a pioneer generation

SPEECH BY LAURENCE LIEN, NOMINATED MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT BUDGET DEBATE 2014, SINGAPORE PARLIAMENT, 3 MARCH 2014 NMP Laurence Lien Madam Speaker, In my last budget debate, I would like to thank the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister not just for a thoughtful budget speech, but also for being a champion of inclusiveness.... 

Budget 2014 speech – MP Sylvia Lim

Budget 2014 speech – MP Sylvia Lim

SECURING OUR PIONEERS While my colleagues and I have comments and suggestions regarding certain aspects of it, we agree with the Budget’s unique emphasis on the Pioneer Generation, helping businesses restructure, and the direction towards strengthening social safety nets particularly in healthcare. The specific recognition... 



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