Tony Abbott has confirmed in Question Time that he has dudded the Greens into accepting a $2.4 billion pension cut in exchange for a six week extension of a review that will not include superannuation tax concessions.
Speaking today on ABC, the Greens Party leader said he had secured a deal that put superannuation back on the table:
“We get superannuation back on to the table as part of the tax white paper.”
ABC AM – 17 June 2015
But asked in Question Time today about whether this was correct, Tony Abbott was unequivocal:
“No, it is not”
TONY ABBOTT – QUESTION TIME 17 JUNE 2015
It is clear that the Greens have been conned.
The proposed review into retirement incomes is a complete sham.
It is clear Mr Abbott will do nothing to end unsustainable superannuation tax concessions.
The Greens deal with Tony Abbott will see 330,000 pensioners made worse off and do absolutely nothing to end unfair superannuation tax concessions.
The Liberal Party, the Nationals, and the Greens all want to cut the Age Pension.
And the Liberals, the Nationals and the Greens will all do nothing to end unsustainable superannuation tax concessions.
Only Labor can be trusted to protect the pension.
And only Labor can be trusted to ensure Australia has a fair retirement income system.
WEDNESDAY, 17 JUNE 2015