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Monday, 13 February 2017
Page: 639

Aged Care

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

Continuation of various pensioner concessions[on water, electricity, local council rates, etc.] for those PART(aged) pensioners whose part pension is denied after January 01, 2017. This is due to the increase{DOUBLING} of the Assets 'taper rate'; from $1.50 to $3.00 for every $1,000 over the thresholds.

We therefore ask the House to As the above denial/elimination of aged pension for those above the various threshold limits may create a certain amount of financial 'stringency', I would like the Federal Govt. + the Opposition & other minor parties to still continue{somehow} the grant of those very important concessions to the pensioners affected by the legislation[enacted last year, 2015..?]. This would be a big help in balancing our weekly household budgets. Btw, my annual income as recently calculated by Centrelink is less than $13,000.

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