September 11, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull has shown once again to be a total hypocrite when it comes to supporting pensioners. 

It’s a bit rich for Mr Turnbull to be claiming credit for the twice-yearly automatic increase to the pension when at the exact same time he is trying to axe the Energy Supplement.

Axing the Energy Supplement to new pensioners will mean a cut of $14.10 per fortnight to single pensioners or $365 a year.

Couple pensioners will be $21.20 a fortnight worse off or around $550 a year worse off.

Let’s not forget that in the horror 2014 Budget the Liberals tried to cut pension indexation by $23 billion – a cut that would have left pensioners around $80 a week worse off over ten years. 

The Liberals can’t seriously take credit for an automatic increase to the pension which they tried to cut in the 2014 Budget.

Mr Turnbull also still wants to increase the pension age to 70 – meaning Australia would have the oldest pension age in the developed world.

He still wants to completely take away the pension supplement from pensioners who go overseas for more than six weeks.

He still wants to make pensioners born overseas wait longer to get the Age Pension by increasing the residency requirements from 10 to 15 years.

Pensioners are sick and tired of the Turnbull Government’s unfair cuts and broken promises.


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