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Budget 2009: Secure and sustainable pension reform: three million Australian pensioners benefit from reforms.
JOINT PRESS RELEASE WITH
THE HON JENNY MACKLIN MP
MINISTER FOR FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS
SECURE AND SUSTAINABLE PENSION REFORM:
THREE MILLION AUSTRALIAN PENSIONERS BENEFIT FROM REFORMS
Australia’s single pensioners will receive increases of up to $32.49 a week as part of the Australian Government’s Secure and Sustainable Pension Reforms.
All 3.3 million age pensioners, disability pensioners, carers, wife pensioners and veteran income support recipients will benefit from increases in their pension payments.
These reforms will improve the adequacy of the pension system, make its operation simpler, and secure its sustainability into the future.
These long overdue reforms deliver a stronger and fairer pension system.
From 20 September 2009, the Secure and Sustainable Pension Reforms deliver increases of: