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Happy to do the heavy lifting, but not without some support

Dear Fellow Members, Firstly, let me begin with a big thankyou for your comments, remarks and suggestions following the Federal Budget. You highlighted that no-one knows the importance of balancing a Budget better than a FiftyUp, and that Australia has been living beyond its means for long enough. The question with this Budget was always how to spread the pain […]

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Mother’s Day Competition: our favourite entries

Here at FiftyUp Club HQ, you made us laugh and cry with your suggestions for making Mother’s Day memorable. There’s no doubt about it – FiftyUps know what is important in life and how to celebrate it. The winner of our competition was Annette from the Central Coast in NSW, who wrote: “I have several friends who have mothers that […]

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Older Australians being asked to help pay for grand visions they may never see

Noone knows the importance of balancing a Budget better than a FiftyUp, and FiftyUps agree that Australia has been living beyond its means for long enough, according to our member surveys and forums. The question with this Budget was always how to spread the pain fairly and older Australians are being asked to do much of the heavy lifting, even […]

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Our FiftyUp Club Budget Survey hits the headlines

More than 6300 members of the FiftyUp Club completed our Budget Survey, with the results making national headlines. The survey results featured in national newspapers across the country including the Courier Mail, the Advertiser and the NT news. The full story was also published on the Herald Sun and Daily Telegraph websites. The survey highlights a significant willingness among older Australians […]

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Win a Mother’s Day phone call from John Mangos

Looking to treat your mother or do something special with your wife and kids this Mother’s day? We’ve done some research and thinking for you, and we’d love to hear your ideas. The best one will receive a Mother’s Day phone call for their mum or Grandmother on Sunday from our chairman John Mangos. 1. Spend time with your family […]

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Why I want to be working at 70

Hello fellow members, Well, we’ve had to endure endless hype and speculation over the past few weeks about what the Federal Budget will contain, and the truth is we won’t really know until Tuesday. Meantime, I wanted to draw your attention to our latest Budget Survey of more than 6300 of you. It shows most of us don’t want to […]

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Are older workers getting a fair go, finally?

Discrimination against older workers is decreasing, according to new research by the Financial Services Council. Just 18% of employees aged 50-75 said they were ­discriminated against on the basis of their age, compared to 28% surveyed two years ago. Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan and others have argued that discrimination keeps many older people out of the workforce who would […]

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