Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
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On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, it is important that all Australians consider how they can each drive real and lasting change to improve the safety of women and their children.
The Morrison Government has today released the independent Retirement Income Review Final Report which confirms that “the Australian retirement income system is effective, sound and its costs are broadly sustainable.” The Review also finds that Australia’s retirement income system is well placed to respond to the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Enhanced support and expanded access to Australia’s social security system is in place to support South Australians as the state grapples with COVID-19.
Australia has one of the most comprehensive and targeted social security systems in the world. Unlike many other countries it is non-contributory and it is not time limited. Our tax and transfer system works to reduce income inequality. It has assisted in Australia’s record 28 consecutive years of economic growth – a record unmatched by any other advanced economy.
Getting a job and having a job is an absolute game-changer in everybody’s life and that shouldn’t be any different for somebody who has a disability or somebody who lives without one. The importance of the independence, the self-confidence, the skills and the connections to society and community that are created when you have a job are absolutely essential.
Subjects: JobSeeker & JobKeeper changes
Age Pension, JobSeeker
Domestic and family violence, JobSeeker, Social Impact Investing