TWO-FACED TURNBULL WANTS TO AXE ENERGY SUPPLEMENT

May 31, 2017


The Turnbull Government will today introduce legislation into the Parliament to axe the Energy Supplement to 1.7 million Australians, a payment designed to help vulnerable Australians with the cost of energy.

This is a $1 billion cut to new pensioners, people with disability, carers and people on Newstart.

A single pensioner will see their pension cut by $14.10 per fortnight or $365 a year because of Malcolm Turnbull.

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

Malcolm Turnbull is completely two-faced.

In the same week that he’s claiming credit for a one off payment of $75 - less than $1.50 a week - to pensioners he’s ripping away $365 every year from new pensioners.

It’s a bit rich for Malcolm Turnbull to say people need help with rising energy costs when he is scrapping the Energy Supplement to 1.7 million Australians.

This is another unfair cut from an out of touch Prime Minister.

Pensioners know they can’t trust Malcolm Turnbull.

As soon as the Liberals get the chance they try to cut the pension.

Labor will oppose this unfair cut.

Only Labor stands up for pensioners and vulnerable Australians.

WEDNESDAY, 31 MAY 2017

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