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Old 3rd Apr 2015, 10:36
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Worrals in the wilds
 
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Easy to say when you're not looking forward to inheriting some grand pile that's been in the family for 500 years.
I'm thinking that the only 500 year old homes in Australia look something like this...

I don't think homes are like any other asset. The other rampantly unpopular option would be to reintroduce death duties on property, which affects descendants but not the actual owner/s.

Maybe a better solution would be to offer the discounts on medication et al to all people over a certain age regardless of assets, but tighten up the requirements for getting the actual pension.
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