Live betting odds
Are live betting odds harmful, or not? Parliament may look at banning live betting odds being broadcast on television after reports of increased problem gambling and concerns about the harmful effects on children. A recent poll show parents a...Read more
Would you downsize your home?
From July 1 next year, people of age pension age who have owned their home for at least 25 years can have up to $200,000 of sale proceeds exempted from Centrelink’s means test for 10 years or until a portion of that money is withdrawn from the sp...Read more
On Tuesday the government will hand down the 2013-2014 Federal Budget. Speculation is we’ll see cuts in health, education and social welfare in order to reduce the expected deficit. Should a reduced deficit be paramount? At what cost...Read more
This week the Federal Government announced it would increase the Medicare Levy from 1.5 per cent of taxable income to 2 per cent to help fund DisabilityCare Australia, the renamed national disability insurance scheme. All taxpayers, regardless of ag...Read more
Should we cut immigration? Australia’s population has just reached 23 million. Around 180,000 people move to Australia each year and the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that if current migration and birth rates do not change, ou...Read more
Is it time for gay marriage? New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to legalise gay marriage. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott have both said they are opposed to gay marriage but the NZ move puts rene...Read more
The death of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, also known as ‘The Iron Lady’, has sparked mixed reactions from across the world. Whilst some saw Thatcher as a fearless conservative leader who led Britain into the Falkland...Read more
Is the debate over super making you nervous? Speculation over changes to the superannuation system has scarcely been out of the headlines for weeks now. Some reports have said that Treasurer Wayne Swan will target high income earners when he ha...Read more
Getting in trouble overseas
The Lowy Institute has recommended people pay extra for international airfares or passport fees to help fund consular services for those who get into trouble overseas. According to the institute, the workload on consular staff has grown by 60 per ce...Read more
Has the failed leadership spill damaged Labor? Despite a dismal showing in the polls, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has survived another leadership challenge. But is this the end of the Labor leadership debate? Should Kevin Rudd mount anot...Read more
Are the media reforms progressive? Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was compared to Robert Mugabe and Stalin by News Limited and the Daily Telegraph earlier this week after he announced changes to Australia’s media. The media reform...Read more
Another Hanson comeback?
Pauline Hanson has announced she is planning to run again in this year’s federal election. Ms Hanson, who served in parliament from 1996 to 1998, says the rising costs of electricity and the 457 visa system are issues which concern her most an...Read more
Banning noisy kids
A recent decision by a Sydney shopping centre to ban screaming children in its food court has sparked outrage. The Dee Why Grand Shopping Centre introduced the policy after complaints about noisy children. It posted a notice stating “Screaming...Read more
Are older workers worth less?
The struggling Dutch arm of IT company, Capgemini, has said it may ask some 400 "expensive", mainly older, workers to voluntarily take a pay cut, with some people standing to lose up to 10% of their salary. The company is reported to have ...Read more
Is it time for the Catholic Church to change? This week Pope Benedict XVI announced his intention to resign this month after nearly eight years at the helm. As the world leader of the Catholic Church, the Pope fiercely opposed abortion, euthana...Read more
Blog Moderation Policy
National Seniors Australia Blog Moderation Policy National Seniors Australia welcomes comments from members and non-members. This blog is moderated and all comments will be checked before they are posted to the site. All comments will be monito...Read more
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