The Sunday Tasmanian is surveying aged and disability pensioners about their experiences while living on the pension.
From the Sunday Tasmanian story (5 March 2017)
‘TASMANIAN pension recipients are set to flex some muscle as their numbers swell past 100,0000 and they take aim at our politicians.
‘The state has the highest proportion of pensioners and is ageing faster than anywhere else in the country, potentially creating a voting bloc capable of swinging elections.
‘Tasmania has more than 71,000 on the aged and another 28,000 on the disability support pension.
‘Age pensioners in Tasmania receive about $1.2 billion and disability support pensioners $580 million each year.
‘“Their voice is getting louder,” Council on the Ageing’s Sue Leitch said.
‘“The Baby Boomers who lived through peace and love and rebellion against wars, the Keith Richards of the world, are all getting older and they will make their voice heard.”’