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Wednesday, 22 August 1984
Page: 98

Senator MESSNER —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate condemns the Hawke Labor Government for its failure to address the needs of the aged and notes that the Government-

(a) has failed to establish an Office of Aged Care as promised during the 1983 election;

(b) has failed to raise pensions to 25 per cent as promised during the 1983 election; and

(c) has consistently attacked the income security of the aged through a means test on the over-70s pension, an assets test on all pensioners, and the introduction of a savage new tax on lump sum superannuation.