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Pensioners will need to vote with their feet next time, unless those with savings, whose interest so many depend to supplement their pensions, get relief from the grossly unfair and clearly improper, 'deeming' rates.
Deeming rates are what the Government ( Centrelink) presume are the interest paid on individual investments to assess pension levels.. Today these deeming rates, are far higher than the rate actually paid out by Banks.
As of today, senior's bank investments only earn around 1.5 % or so. (That means $7500 pa for those lucky enough to have $ 500 000 in the bank, and for those with say $20 000 in the bank, an earning of a measly $300 p.a.
Solidarity in the pensioner vote, to protect us into the future when there will be so many more of us, will become increasingly important.
STOP PRESS! Fed Gov has since taken action here
Keeping and open mind I hope, it seems to me that the evidence of human introduced climate change, riding on top of any natural climate variations, is a fact. That said, and despite the amount of Australia's atmospheric pollution being largely irrelevant in a world sense, everyone, (not just the prime polluters China and the USA), needs to join with the world all over in playing our part in the control of what global warming effects that we can.The vast majority of climate science indicates that in the next decade, we are likely approaching a so called 'tipping point', where, by the end of this century, atmospheric heating effects will 'run away', out of our control, and lead to a vastly different and much less hospitable world to live in for those who follow us. It appears that we will need world wide political pressure, by every voter, everywhere, to effect the necessary changes we need, and rapidly reduce our reliance on oil, gas and coal, if we are to have any chance of keeping our world largely as it is today. A friend of Greypath has just released a heartfelt video on the subject which you might care to have a look at and circulate elsewhere if you wish.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Unnnnc9F70
What would you wish for, if you still believed wishes came true?For our Greypath seniors, apart for world peace, the lotto etc, it invariably seems to be wishing good things for others than ourselves. So that's what we at Greypath wish for all of you, a year of acceptance and contentment with where we are at, and that you can find happiness with the simple things we find along the way, in this grand adventure called life.