Mining magnate Gina Rinehart backs changes to age pension system to keep older workers on the job

Article courtesy of Mining News Net.


Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is calling for changes to Australia’s age pension system to help ease the nation’s skill crisis by encouraging those who want to remain in the workforce to do so without fear of financial penalty, according to the West Australian.

“Hancock recognises the shortage of staff Australia-wide disrupts many projects and delays supplies,” Rinehart said.

“We are a supporter of the government changing its policy where pension arrangements are concerned, so that pensioners can work should they so choose, without onerous tax resulting from their decision to work.

“Hancock is a very patriotic company that supports investment in Australia, primary industries and jobs in WA and Australia. When mining does well, Australia does well.”