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Third Age: I am a budgetary implication

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Third Age: I am a budgetary implication

“Older people need to get with it and have better attitudes towards learning!”

Third Age: Someone at the Door
Third Age: Keeping on top of things

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Third Age: Keeping on top of things

Shirley Stott Despoja muses on a lack of wiser counsels in the third age, the authority of a female voice and the expectation that seniors will volunteer their expertise.

Third Age: Waiting for my entitlement

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Third Age: Waiting for my entitlement

It was the year of the ‘screw you’ Budget delivered with a puff of cigar smoke in our faces. That was 2014. Nice things happened in 2014, but not much…

Third Age: But you’ve only just been…

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Third Age: But you’ve only just been…

There is this curious ownership of old people’s bodies. While they are still alive and kicking, I mean. Newspapers started it when they thought of publishing a few old faces…

Third Age: Tainted

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Third Age: Tainted

Tainted… and not much we can do about it

Third Age: The Wars of Childhood

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Third Age: The Wars of Childhood

Last month I came across a replay of Annabel Crabb’s Kitchen Cabinet interview with Dr Craig Emerson, who was a cabinet minister in Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd’s prime ministerships.

Third Age: How to Make a Nation Unhappy

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Third Age: How to Make a Nation Unhappy

The world has moved on since June 11… a couple of new moons, new threats, disasters and fears.

Third Age: Modest Proposals

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Third Age: Modest Proposals

The reasonable time for talking about grandchildren is 10 minutes. Keep it to that and you have a no-lose situation.

Third Age: Old is bold

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Third Age: Old is bold

I sent my federal MP a postcard with a copy of my quite angry Third Age column about the Budget. The card had a picture of an old woman in…

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