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What sort of Budget is Budget 2022?

30 March 2022

BUDGET 2022 offers a one-off cost-of-living $250 payment to pensioners, people on unemployment benefits and low- and middle-income earners, but if the rate of inflation keeps rising, a lot more one-offs would be needed.

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The great super fund shake-up is here

23 March 2022

Time's up for superannuation funds, and not only the ones which are terrible at investing. Time is also up for funds ignoring the main purpose of superannuation: to provide members with income security in retirement.

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Army sent into nursing homes

9 March 2022

It sounds like a noble thing to do: send in the army, but the deployment of the Australian Defence Force to prop up residential aged care has less to do with the COVID-19 pandemic than you would think.

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Universal for some: specialist medical care

9 March 2022

The old adage that some are more equal than others is on display in the way people access specialist medical care. A new report by the Grattan Institute suggests the Government needs to apply the scalpel to an unsavory part of the Australian universal health system.

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Are QR codes safe?

9 March 2022

They have been around for almost 30 years, but COVID tracking has thrust Quick Response (QR) codes in the limelight. They are only just beginning to be widely used. Are they safe?

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Readers respond: Pension Review

9 March 2022

Previous VOICE posts on the urgent need for a pension review were read with approval by pensioners. Here is a selection of what readers had to say about the pension and the need for a pension review.

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