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The march of the older voter

Jul 25, 2019 • 13m24s

As older voters become a larger and more powerful voting bloc, they are also becoming more organised.

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The march of the older voter

43 • Jul 25, 2019

The march of the older voter

As older voters become a larger and more powerful voting bloc, they are also becoming more organised. According to some, they decided the last election. Mike Seccombe on how this group is influencing policy and entrenching inequality.

Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper, Mike Seccombe.

Background reading:

How seniors became our most fierce lobby in The Saturday Paper
The Saturday Paper
The Monthly

Correction: an earlier version of this episode incorrectly stated that the retirement age is progressively being lifted to 77. It is progressively being lifted to 67.

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