Legal challenge launched to secure fair access to the Age Pension for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Because of the gap in life expectancies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are being denied the same opportunity to retire and receive support through the Age Pension. While the gap in life expectancies persists, eligibility for the Age Pension should reflect the average life expectancies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as they age.
For five years our family have demanded answers and justice, while enduring a coronial inquest, with constant delays, a review by the SA Ombudsman and a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Administration of SA Prisons. We are still waiting. We call on Parliamentarians to support Fella’s Bill, for our son and brother’s legacy, and so no other person or famIly has to experience this injustice and heartbreak.