CHAOS AND CONFUSION ON PENSIONS CONTINUES
April 11, 2015
The chaos and confusion on pensions continues today with Joe Hockey appearing to contradict Scott Morrison and suggest there will not be further changes to pensions in this year’s budget.
This is despite Scott Morrison’s repeated suggestions that he is doing a deal with cross-bench senators on pension changes.
The truth is pensioners continue to face dramatic cuts to the indexation of their pension.
The cuts currently before the parliament will leave pensioners $80 a week worse off. Unfortunately, it appears the Government is sticking by these cuts.
Joe Hockey also flagged the possibility of further changes stemming from a review. This includes possible cuts to concessions.
Australian pensioners face months more uncertainty before they will know what else this Government has in store for them.
It’s clear that the government is in complete chaos when it comes to pension changes.
Instead of providing more uncertainty for pensioners, Joe Hockey and Scott Morrison should drop their cuts to pension indexation.
They should take them out of the Parliament and out of the budget.
SATURDAY, 11 APRIL 2015