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More money earlier: Greens launch plan to lower age pension age back to 65 and increase pension rate

Greens Welfare spokesperson Senator Janet Rice and Queensland Lead Senate candidate Penny Allman-Payne will today in Brisbane announce the Greens’ fully-costed plan to return the retirement age back down from 67 to 65 and grant every Australian Earlier Access to the Age Pension.

This comes in addition to the Greens' recently announced commitment to raise the rate of the pension to $88 a day.

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Back off, Bill: There is no “deal” on pensions

Accusations that the Greens want to cut the pension are plainly false, said Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

"There is no deal. Bill Shorten should stop playing politics with pensioners for his own political gain and look at the facts.

"Any suggestion that the Greens want to attack pensioners is plainly false and will cause distress to people already living under significant pressure. Back off, Bill Shorten.

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