NEW BLUEPRINT FOR LIBS TO CUT PENSION

April 27, 2015


Today’s Centre for Independent Studies Report into the Age Pension provides the Abbott Government with its latest blueprint to cut the Age Pension.

 

Last year the Commission of Audit provided the Abbott Government with a blueprint to increase the pension age to 70 and cut pension indexation.

 

This year it’s the Liberal Party’s mates at the Centre for Independent Studies with a plan to cut the pension by $14.5 billion.

 

Cutting the pension by $14.5 billion a year is unfair and it’s unsustainable.

 

Forcing pensioners to sell or reverse mortgage their home is no way to treat older Australians.

 

The Liberal Party and its mates are determined to cut support for pensioners.

 

Only Labor is standing up for Australian pensioners and fighting for a fair pension.

 

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

 

Scott Morrison should immediately rule out making more cuts to the pension in this year’s budget.

 

MONDAY, 27 APRIL 2015