Pension Benefits Expanded Down Under

BY Editors

June 28 2010 1:00 PM ET

A new Australian law grants increased pension benefits to gay public servants in the nation's second most populous state.

Gay public workers in the state of Victoria will now be able to pass on their pension benefits — called superannuation benefits in Australia — to their same-sex partners thanks to the new law, reports the Sunday Herald Sun. Victorian firefighters, police officers, judges, politicians, and ambulance drivers are included in the legislation. The change is expected to cost approximately $44 million.

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