Pension cowardice puts Canberra in a pickle

The Coalition has a range of options to fix the budget with pension-related reforms that also reduce inequality. Instead, it seems Tony Abbott is kicking the can down the road.

Following a week of heated debate, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has taken pension reform off his budget agenda (PM to put pension reform on hold, April 16). It is a step back for a Coalition government which only last week seemed to finally grasp the magnitude of the budget challenge facing Australia over the next few decades.

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