MORE LIES! TONY ABBOTT IS STICKING TO HIS CUTS TO PENSIONERS

September 07, 2015


Tony Abbott’s latest propaganda document Sticking to our Plan is full of more lies to Australian pensioners.

 

Tony Abbott fails to mention that he spent a year campaigning to cut pension indexation by $80 a week over the next decade.

 

He fails to mention that he teamed up with the Greens to cut the pension to 330,000 pensioners.

 

He fails to mention he wants to increase the pension age to 70, meaning Australia would have the oldest pension age in the world.

 

He fails to mention that he’s cut $1.3 billion from pensioner concessions.

 

In one of the greatest ever examples of political spin, Mr Abbott even tries to claim credit for the current pension indexation arrangement stating: “the pension will continue to increase at the highest available indexation rate”.

 

But Mr Abbott tried to cut the pension indexation in his first budget. He – and every one of his Liberal/National colleagues – voted to index the pension to CPI only.

 

If Mr Abbott had got his way the pension would drop from 28 per cent of average weekly earnings today to just 16 per cent by 2055.

 

Mr Abbott said it was “fair and reasonable” to cut pension indexation.

 

It was Labor – together with pensioners – that stopped this cut from getting through the Parliament.

 

Australian pensioners know they can’t trust Tony Abbott.

 

Before the last election Mr Abbott promised:

 

 “No cuts or changes to pensions.”

 

TONY ABBOTT – LEADERS DEBATE – 28 AUGUST 2013

 

Pensioners know Tony Abbott lied to them before the last election.

 

No glossy brochure full of lies can convince pensioners that Tony Abbott can be trusted.  

 

MONDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

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