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‘A modest ask’: federal court bid to lower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pension age

Given the nine-year gap in life expectancy, it is inequitable and discriminatory to maintain the same pension age, a legal challenge will claim

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A Victorian legal challenge aims to lower the eligibility for the age pension for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, arguing that given the gap in life expectancy it is inequitable and discriminatory to hold both and non-Indigenous Australians to the same retirement age.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people die, on average, nine years earlier than non-Indigenous Australians.

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