Reports in today’s News Limited papers reveal the Abbott Government shelved a plan to change the taper rates of the Age Pension in favour of cutting pension indexation to all pensioners.
This is yet another extraordinary leak of confidential cabinet deliberations from a deeply divided Liberal Government.
Tony Abbott must explain why he chose to cut the indexation of the pension when his then Social Services Minister recommended an alternative approach.
Why does Mr Abbott believe Australian pensioners deserve an $80 a week cut to their pension over the next decade?
Every Australian pensioner knows Tony Abbott lied to them before the last election.
Now Australian pensioners know the Liberals considered other approaches that would have spared every pensioner a massive cut to their pension.
Last week another damaging leak revealed the Prime Minister personally insisted on another measure in last year’s Budget that would push young people into poverty and homelessness.
This Liberal Government is bitterly divided and running off the rails.
This morning new Social Services Minister Scott Morrison arrogantly dismissed the story as a “beat up”.
Australian pensioners don’t think having their pension cut by $80 a week over the next decade is a “beat up”.
It's time Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison started listening to Australian pensioners and dropped their cruel cuts to the pension.
Australian pensioners know the Liberals can’t be trusted on the pension.
SUNDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2015