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A couple of weeks ago we ran a story about the treatment of the family home in rural areas with regards to the pension means test. Not surprisingly, it was one of the most popular articles, garnering several comments from readers online.

"It is absolutely ridiculous. I have vacant land surrounding my home, which the experts (at Centrelink), deem to be of a certain value, and I will have my pension reduced, because of this because it is means tested. I wonder why the politicians who make these decisions can have several houses (all under negative gearing), and still get a very large pension, and gain lucrative employment, for the rest of their lives, when they have (so called) retired?? Any explanation would be greatly appreciated."

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Source:
Unknown Author, 2020, National Seniors Australia (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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