Pensioners to get back to work under Sharkie plan

Audio courtesy of Samantha Donovan and ABC News.

With Australian farms and businesses desperate for workers, Independent MP Rebekha Sharkie is urging the federal government to make it possible for people on the age pension to work without losing much of their benefit.

The motion she’s introduced to parliament has the backing of the National Farmers’ Federation, the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia and Seniors Australia. The federal government says it’s happy to consider the proposal at next month’s Jobs and Skills Summit.