Security in Retirement

Mayo is the oldest electorate in South Australia and is home to many retired Australians who have worked hard for financial security in their retirement. I am committed to ensuring that our older Australians get a fair deal.

This means:

  • Supporting an independent body to set the deeming rate for age pensioners
  • Opposing Labor's proposal at the 2019 Federal election to remove dividend imputation credits from our less-than-wealthy retirees
  • Securing once-off support for pensioners ($75 for singles and $62.50 per member of a couple) struggling with rising energy bills
  • Supporting the return of the Pensioner Concession Card to pensioners who stopped being eligible for a pension payment due to changes to the assets test
  • Supporting the creation of an independent tribunal to determine the age pension in line with cost of living increases
  • Supporting and maintaining critical services for seniors, such as the Medicare Services Centre in Victor Harbor
  • Supporting superannuation reforms to ensure more money goes into the pockets of retirees
  • Organising positive ageing forums and expos with a range of guest speakers to provide relevant and timely information
  • Calling for an urgent review of new, stringent Centrelink income reporting obligations for pensioners

Speeches in Parliament:

Media Releases:

You can also read about my work on health and aged care issues here.

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