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The Family Home: Why Retirees Should Be Encouraged To Milk The Sacred Cow

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Putting retirement planning, access to the Age Pension and the value of the housing asset in context. There is a widespread perception among older Australians that the family home should not play any role in funding retirement. This today constrains the range of accommodation and retirement income choices of older Australians.

Date
Thursday 18 February 2016
Time
7.15am - 9.00am
Venue
The Hyatt, Terrace Ballroom 99 Adelaide Tce, Perth WA 6000
Cost
There is no charge to attend this event, but registrations are essential.
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Voluntarily freeing up the housing asset is unlikely to trigger loss of the pension by retirees, but could benefit significantly the least well-off retirees; and, in the longer term, take pressure off the aged care budget. The Productivity Commission Research Report: Housing Decisions of Older Australians (November 2015), provides the starting point for this discussion.

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Please ensure you confirm any dietary requirements, as these are not able to be catered on the day.