Superannuation changes will hurt manual labourers, Māori, and migrants

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Bill English’s announcement that National will increase the age of eligibility for superannuation will not only hurt Generation X unfairly, it will also hit manual workers, Māori, and migrants hard. For many people, a lifetime of hard physical labour means retirement at age of 65 is a physical necessity.  And for Māori, who are frequently […]

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Superannuation – we’re asking the wrong questions

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The superannuation debate sparked this week by Prime Minister Bill English is fractious and unhelpful. Framing superannuation The framing of the problem around the financial sustainability of superannuation is simply too narrow. It goes like this: people are living longer and therefore we can’t afford to keep giving them financial support from age 65. We […]

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