Rafal Chomik

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If you rent, you are highly likely to live in poverty in retirement. If you own your own home the pension and super will probably be enough for you.

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Amid concerns about their quality of care, aged care providers are getting bigger or getting out.
 

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The pension age won't climb to 70 after all. What was the original idea all about?
 

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Is Labor’s Jenny Macklin right when she says increasing the pension age to 70 would give Australia the oldest retirement age in the developed world? Rafal Chomik investigates.

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Senator Jacqui Lambie told Q&A that a third of Australian age pensioners are living below the poverty line and that number is estimated to rise to two-thirds within five years. Is that right? Rafal Chomik investigates.

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The 2015 budget confirms the government is committed to reducing the cost of the age pension, but will now do so more fairly than it intended last year, writes Rafal Chomik.

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The Intergenerational Report looks at fiscal projections but ignores retirement outcomes, wasting a good opportunity to discuss how to future-proof the system, writes Rafal Chomik.

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Australians have few options if they want a stable income after retirement that is insured against longevity, investment and inflation risk, write Rafal Chomik and Hazel Bateman.

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It’s unrealistic and unfair to expect everyone to have the same retirement age, as it can can disadvantage groups with a systematically lower life expectancy, in particular the poor, writes Rafal Chomik. 

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Time will tell if the Productivty Commission’s assessment on lifting the retirement age will galvanise constructive debate and action, writes Rafal Chomik. 

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