Raise Aged pensions
" Oh how furious I am about the rate pensioners receive. I feel as angry as I do about cruelty to animals and that says everything. Most pensioners have fought in the Second World War, or the Vietnam war, or if they are women, have worked hard as teachers or nurses or volunteer workers in a time when it was unthinkable not to pull your weight, unlike today. I cannot think of anything more cruel in a rich country like Australia than allowing old and frail people freezing in winter and eating once a day! I really think the government wants them all to die off to avoid paying them. I don't know what to do, but I agree it should be taken out of the hands of politicians. When I worked at Parliament House I watched all the food that was thrown away after the numerous dinners and cocktail events and was quietly shocked at the waste, especially as politicians are there to help You. They only thought about themselves, sadly. I hope you get enough signatures to make a difference. No elderly person should go without medicine, dental help, food, clothes, shelter and warmth."
Claire Guppy, change.org
They want us to work until your 70 but when you lose your job at 60 companies dont want to employ you my husband lost his job 18mths ago and now looks like we will have to sell our house as we cant afford to keep up the repayments where we will live after that who knows.
Helen Crocker, Change.org
Pensioner poverty petition link