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A Big Win for the FiftyUp Club in Queensland

Australia’s FiftyUps have done it again. You got behind us last week when we launched a petition on power prices in the Sunshine State. I reported to you private health insurance would be next. I am delighted to announce that with your numbers and support we’ve delivered the goods once again. At the moment this offer is for Queensland members, but we […]

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Petition Update: the Health Minister’s Response

More than 13,000 of you signed our petition calling for greater transparency in private health insurance. You overwhelmed us with 10,000 signatures in the first 3 days. At the FiftyUp Club we heard your voice and felt your passion. And as promised, we took your loud and powerful voice to the Health Minister, Peter Dutton. The Ministers’ office responded to […]

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Tell Canberra how changes to the Pension would affect you

Treasurer Joe Hockey has upped the ante on his pre-Budget rhetoric again today, announcing an “unprecedented” target for cutting spending growth and suggesting the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme could be curtailed along with the age pension and Medicare in the May 13 Budget. Now it’s over to you. We want to know how rumoured changes in the Budget will affect you, so that […]

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Here’s why we’re calling this the FiftyUp Federal Budget

With all the tough talk about raising the retirement age, increasing the age where you can access your super, adjusting the pension assets test and paying to see a GP, it’s hard not to see this Federal Budget as being targeted at the over-50s. Here at FiftyUp Club HQ, we’ve taken to calling it the “FiftyUp Federal Budget”, and we […]

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FiftyUp Facts Petition smashes target in 3 days

In just 3 days more than 10,000 FiftyUp Club members have signed our petition calling on the Federal Government for greater transparency in health Insurance. With such a huge response from members, we’ve had to set a new target of 15,000 signatures. FiftyUp Club members have been signing the petition and heading to the forum to share their extensive experience […]

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An unforgettable first week in the Chair

Fellow Members, Wow! What can I say? Just 72 hours after launching our Health Insurance Petition we have met our target of 10,000 signatures, and we’ve had to set a new target. With the petition open for another two weeks, just imagine how much louder our voice will be in Canberra if we were to go there with 15,000 or […]

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Older Australians paying bigger increases on Health Insurance

The FiftyUp Club is today launching a national petition calling on the Federal Government to reveal the real cost of health Insurance for over-50s. Consumers over 50 are paying an average increase of 9.8% on their private health insurance according to a FiftyUp Club health insurance survey of more than 5000 people. That’s one-and-a-half times the national average of 6.2% […]

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5 Things You Should Know about the sale of Medibank

With health insurance premiums about to be hit by the biggest increase in a decade, the federal government has confirmed it plans to sell health insurer Medibank Private, the country’s largest fund, in the next financial year. 1. The government says there is “no reason” why the sale of Mediabnk would push prices up, according to a “scoping study” it […]

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