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Comments on Peter Martin: Retirement at 65 is old hat! Let's raise the pension age... then raise it again.





Updated: 2015-09-30T08:04:03.541+10:00

 



Well, now I know where all this hoo haa came from....

2009-08-29T09:53:39.111+10:00

Well, now I know where all this hoo haa came from. It is from opinionated useless newspaper men like this one. How dare he encourage our government to change such a fundamental right of aging people in this country of ours? Rudd chose to listen to this university academic (Rudd idolises academics apparently)without looking at all the social impacts. Wow I cannot believe he was so hoodwinked into thinking that this is a good idea for Australia. He had no right to change the retiring age and it boils me up that the media are just letting this huge thing go.



It is completely different for shift workers, on a...

2008-02-28T14:02:00.000+11:00

It is completely different for shift workers, on average a shift workers life can be up to 10 years shorter than the norm. we cannot not eat at normal times or go to sleep at normal times and in most cases live on about 4 to 5 hours sleep per day. Getting up at 3am in the morning can be difficult after many years and cycling 20 kilometers to work but getting up at this time when I am 70 years old is a non event.



A longer work life can be good for the individual ...

2007-10-14T16:25:00.000+10:00

A longer work life can be good for the individual if their role requires use of the brain,(e.g. lawyers and journalists) but bad if they use they perform manual labor (e.g. shearers). Sometimes, dodderiness in physical work can even be a danger to others (e.g. dropping a hammer from the top of a ladder on someone's head).

So perhaps the retirement age should not be universal, but depend on the sort of work the person can perform. This is tricky for legislators and bureaucrats - although different rates of compulsory super (and employer contributions) based on the stress from a role on mind and body might be a way of addressing this.



65 was discovered By Bismark when most people dies...

2007-10-11T08:43:00.000+10:00

65 was discovered By Bismark when most people dies at 45!

The age needs to be raised



I'm not all that old, but when I started my first ...

2007-10-10T21:59:00.000+10:00

I'm not all that old, but when I started my first job in 1982, there was lots of talk (and Government policy decisions) about REDUCING the retirement age, making superannuation available to younger retirees and (amazingly) 9 day fortnights, and rostered days off! These things were supposedly the dividends of improving technology. It now feels like someone pulled a massive confidence trick on us all.

My father retired in 1989 at 58. I somehow doubt that I'll be allowed to do the same. Isnt it just grand to be a servant of "the economy"?