Last night, the Liberal Party, the National Party and the Greens Party voted to cut the pension.
Tony Abbott – together with the Greens – has betrayed Australian pensioners.
This is the culmination of Tony Abbott’s relentless campaign to cut the pension.
First he tried to cut indexation.
Now he has ripped $2.4 billion out of the pockets of pensioners.
Pensioners now know that when Tony Abbott told them there would be no change to pensions, he lied.
And as of today, the Greens are now complicit in Tony Abbott's betrayal.
Because of the grubby Liberal/Greens deal, hundreds of thousands of pensioners are set to have their pension cut.
Over the next ten years, around half of all new retirees will be affected.
Some singles will lose $8,000.
Some couples will lose $14,000.
And many of these pensioners are on super incomes of less than $25,000.
Labor fought this measure every step of the way. We have never faltered in our support for Australian pensioners.
It is now absolutely clear that there is only one party that will stand up for pensioners.
Only one party that will protect the pension.
Only Labor will fight for pensioners.
TUESDAY, 23 JUNE 2015