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Pension age hike to 70 still on cards

AAP logoAAP 20/09/2016

The federal government hasn't given up plans to make people work until they're 70.

The mothballed legislation to raise the age when people can access the age pension hasn't been heard of since 2014 but Social Services Minister Christian Porter confirmed on Tuesday it remains government policy.

However, there was no rush to reintroduce the draft laws to parliament mostly because the people it will affect have plenty of time to sort out their affairs.

"You will see that legislation, but there is time for crafting," Mr Porter told reporters at the National Press Club in Canberra.

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