New Conservatives oppose any increase in the age of eligibility for NZ superannuation.

Our reasons are:

  • 65 years is already a high threshold by international standards.

  • Raising the superannuation age discriminates against school leavers and manual workers (relative to graduates and white collar workers).  School leavers spend more years working, and manual workers are likely to have worse health prospects (on average) when they retire at 65.

  • Superannuation is a social contract between the government and its people, which should not lightly be broken.

  • Life expectancy is not currently increasing in New Zealand.


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