The Government has reviewed the pension system to understand what matters most to pensioners.
The Harmer Pension Review found that single pensioners are most in need of a pension increase.
The Harmer Pension Review undertook a comprehensive review of the pension system. The Government has used the findings of the Pension Review to shape the pension reform package.
Consistent with international developments, there is a strong case for increasing the Age Pension age to reflect improvements in life expectancy, and the increased length of time that Australians can expect to spend in healthy retirement.
Payment to singles as a proportion of the combined couple rate