As debate hots up before the Federal Budget, it’s time to gauge the views of those most affected by the hip-pocket issues being discussed – the over-50s.
The 120,000-member FiftyUp Club has today launched its second annual pre-Budget survey, asking the over-50s what they think about:
Pensions and superannuation
The GST and
Working to age 70
Consumers over 50 can now give their views HERE on big questions such as whether access to the pension should be more strict, the GST should be extended, or negative gearing should be ended.
They’ll also be asked about work experiences ahead of the inquiry into discrimination against older workers, announced this week (see Appendix).
Last year’s FiftyUp Club Budget Survey attracted more than 6,500 responses on pensions, Medicare and other issues and was presented to the federal government. The same will be done this year.
“Big decisions in these areas affect us not just now but well into the future and will impact on how we plan, save and prepare — so it’s vital we have a voice in these debates,” says FiftyUp Club guest commentator Christopher Zinn.
“As a group with age and experience, but not always money and influence, we need to let decision-makers know what we think before it’s too late.”
The FiftyUp Club has over 120,000 members and uses their buying power to negotiate special offers and lobby on their behalf. It’s free to join at FiftyUpClub.com