Man (64) takes case to have pension age lowered for Australian Aboriginals in light of their shorter life expectancy

The average life span for Aboriginal men, at 72, is almost nine years lower than non-indigenous men

Lawyers representing an Aboriginal man, identified only as Dennis, argued that the age at which he can retire should be decreased from 67 to at least 64. Photo: Getty Images

Roger MaynardTelegraph Media Group Limited

Aboriginal people should be able to retire and access their pension sooner because they die younger than other Australians, a court has heard.

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