ABBOTT SET TO BREAK HIS PROMISE TO PENSIONERS AGAIN

May 02, 2015


Tony Abbott has found a new way to break his promise to pensioners.

A day before the last election Tony Abbott promised “no change to pensions”.

He broke his promise in last year’s Budget and Tony Abbott is set to once again break his promise in this year’s Budget.

Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison can’t be trusted on pensions.

In last year’s Budget Tony Abbott announced they would cut pension indexation, increase the pension age to 70, slash support for concessions to pensioners and cut the deeming rate thresholds.

And despite his promise, Tony Abbott is set to make further changes to the pension in this year’s Budget.

Let’s be clear – any change to the pension is a broken promise. 

Pensioners are angry and have been betrayed by Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party.

Tony Abbott should come clean how many part-pensioners will be worse off by this latest attack and how many will be kicked off the pension altogether.

Any part pensioner with assets is at risk of a pension cut under this new broken promise. 

Australian pensioners deserve support, security and certainty in their retirement – and that’s what Labor will always fight for.

SATURDAY, 2 MAY 2015