Cold prospects — 7 Comments

  1. Ian don’t your ‘pensioners’ receive discounted rates and fuel? Once you reach 65 here there are significant savings on these things, also on public transport and if you have a Seniors Card (not means tested) many companies and services give substantial discounts. It doesn’t compensate for the rise in energy prices (yep, we’re up for a 20% rise thanks to the new carbon trading process). I am thankful thought that heat is not much of an issue here for other than 2 months of the year. I only hope that after all this bank bailing out, there’s some really tight regulation installed and a cap placed on the fat cat salaries. Bank CEO’s are paid almost 10 x our Prime Minister’s salary and he has a country to maintain!

  2. Baino privatised utilities, as in the UK mean shareholders, shareholders expect maximum payouts, OAPs come low in the pecking order, but I can travel free on the local buses.

  3. Ian I do remember the postmistress and her Mother, or was it The postmistress and her Daughter? from behind the brass wire security screen!!!!!.
    Baino Australia seems like a good option, any room for me when I get to 65?

  4. Well Les, you’d better get cracking. Hard to emigrate without a sponsor once you’re over 45! We’re anticipating the Baby Boomer drain and only want the younglings! Cheers 🙂 I do acknowledge that the age pension isn’t a fortune and it’s a struggle to live on $562.10 a fortnight for a single and $469.50 a fortnight each!

  5. Baino… Oh well thats me out then, I have just had my 48th Birthday!!!!!And I know a certain Church of Ireland priest who will be celebrating very soon too!!! Happy Birthday Ian for your very soon Birthday(I am rubbish at remembering dates!!!!!)

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