Budget 2014: Older Australians will be worse off

Older Australians have fared poorly in the 2014 Budget with hits to the age pension, introduction of co--‐payments for health care, changes to aged care, and the abolition of measures to improve housing affordability. Ian Yates, CE of leading seniors advocate COTA Australia said despite the Treasurer's apparent public anxiety about the impact of an ageing population, this budget has no real strategy to address it.

COTA Australia Media Release

Released: 13-May-2014

Older Australians have fared poorly in the 2014 Budget with hits to the age pension, introduction of co--‐payments for health care, changes to aged care, and the abolition of measures to improve housing affordability. Ian Yates, CE of leading seniors advocate COTA Australia said despite the Treasurer's apparent public anxiety about the impact of an ageing population, this budget has no real strategy to address it.

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