Category Archives: Seniors

WARPED WELFARE WAILING

Contrary to what we are told by politicians and the media, the cost of welfare is not a major element among the issues that we face in achieving and sustaining the financial viability of Australia. Currently, the crippling costs to the economy are – … Continue reading

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PENSION WITHOUT POLITICS

At Budget time every year, and at every election, Australia’s Age Pensioners take an unwarranted political and social pounding. They are accused of being an intolerable burden on younger taxpayers who are concerned that most pensioners may be welfare cheats. The cynical aspect of … Continue reading

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Federal Government must do more for growing population of ageing Australians

GREY POWER article in Courier Mail QWeekend, October 1-2,2016 By GRANTLEE KIEZA It’s high noon in Canberra as Everald Compton gets ready to march toward the microphone and into ­battle at the National Press Club. A few weeks short of his … Continue reading

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Outback Magazine comments on my unusual book about Flynn of the Inland

BOOK REVIEW – OUTBACK MAGAZINE ISSUE 108 Aug/Sep 2016 A new take on John Flynn This is perhaps the most unusual book ever written about John Flynn, the legend of the inland who died in 1951. In addition to helping … Continue reading

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D-DAY FOR THE AGE PENSION

It is an indisputable fact that pensioners in Australia have been underpaid for more than a century. Nevertheless, little mention of it is being made in the Australian Election of 2016. In truth, there is a defining silence surrounding it … Continue reading

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EVERALD’s ELECTION EDICT

We are two weeks into the 2016 Australian Election and I have waited in vain to hear any policies of vision and conviction from either the Coalition, the Opposition or the Greens that will stir my passion as a proud Australian who wants to build … Continue reading

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2016 – Turnbull year of destiny

My holiday reading included a very readable book called Born to Rule, an unauthorised biography of Malcolm Turnbull by veteran journalist Paddy Manning. I enjoyed it immensely. Paddy makes it clear he is not a Turnbull fan, but he treats … Continue reading

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Century of Age Pension guessing

Andrew Fisher and Alfred Deakin met at the Melbourne Club for lunch in 1908 to agree on legislation that would give Australians an Age Pension for the first time. The figure that they chose for the initial pension was the amount they … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIA URGENTLY NEEDS A MINISTER FOR AGEING

When Tony Abbott became Prime Minister he made an extraordinary decision not to appoint a Minister for Ageing even though the entire planet faces a huge crisis in which the population is ageing faster than at any time in the … Continue reading

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Finding a role in a diminishing workforce

I am enjoying my ninth decade on the planet totally convinced that the enhanced prosperity of Australia depends on people of my age continuing in either full or part time employment.

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The ever growing tragedy of Elder Abuse

Whenever I speak at a meeting of Older Australians, questions are often asked about Elder Abuse. It is an issue of growing concern that now needs significant attention.

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The Superannuation Revolution

(An expanded version of my earlier article entitled The Use and Abuse of Superannuation) Even those who do not like him will acknowledge that Australia owes a huge debt of gratitude to Paul Keating. During his term as Prime Minister … Continue reading

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THE USE AND ABUSE OF SUPERANNUATION

(For an expanded version of this article see also “The Superannuation Revolution”) Australia owes a huge debt of gratitude to Paul Keating. He established compulsory superannuation two decades ago despite a hostile Opposition that declared it to be a step … Continue reading

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Wise Young – Partnerships to build a great Australia

There are far too many bright young Australians who are unemployed. Many of them have visionary ideas for new and innovative business ventures, but are thwarted by a lack of capital, experience and opportunity. There are many older Australians who want to … Continue reading

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Blueprint for an Ageing Australia launched today – obtain your copy!

My launch speech to the National Press Club in Canberra (Complete with links to your download copy of the Blueprint) People are growing older and are doing so at a far greater rate than ever before in the history of the … Continue reading

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Come to the Launch – Blueprint for an Ageing Australia, National Press Club, Canberra, September 3

I am delighted to invite you to join me in Canberra on this important occasion, in which a Panel that I chair will present to the nation a Blueprint on how Australia must plan to meet all the social and … Continue reading

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We must face the inevitability of retirement age rising to 70.

Change is forever with us, a clinging certainty from which we cannot hide. So, the time has come for Australians to accept that, after 106 years of enjoying a Retirement Age of 65, we must face the inevitability of it … Continue reading

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Are we financially literate? – Should governments protect the vulnerable, the greedy, the reckless?

About 15 years ago, a major mortgage company that was based in Victoria went broke. It had offered its investors ridiculously high interest rates for short term deposits, then loaned long at rates that their mortgagees would never be able … Continue reading

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It’s time to change the face of Australia and marry social and physical infrastructure

As many of my readers already know, I am a passionate advocate of more and better infrastructure for Australia, striving persistently to promote an increase of meaningful investment in it, rather than the wasteful pork-barreling of poorly-researched projects that politicians love, but which … Continue reading

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The Blueprint on Ageing is tackling tough economic & social issues.

Copy of my national media release dated 23 December 2013. Everald Compton and his research partners at Per Capita will commence community consultations in early 2014 to seek public opinion on the key issues Australia must face in handling the … Continue reading

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