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Coalition recommits to fair indexation of military superannuation pensions



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Coalition recommits to fair indexation of military superannuation pensions March 14, 2013

Six months from today, Australians can vote for fairness for our military veterans by electing a Coalition government in Canberra.

Only the Coalition is committed to the fair indexation of Defence Forces Retirement Benefit (DFRB) and the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) military superannuation pensions.

Under a Coalition government, DFRB and DFRDB superannuants aged 55 and over will have their superannuation pensions

indexed in the same way as aged and service pensions.

Signing the pledge gives a written guarantee to the 57,000 military superannuants under these schemes, that the Coalition will keep faith with those who have served and protected Australia.

This will ensure that these veterans and their families will have access to fair, just and equitable indexation of their superannuation

entitlements.

Our plan is fully costed and fully funded.

If the Labor Government is re-elected in September, veterans will be worse off and won’t get the fair indexation they deserve.

As far back as 2007, Labor led people to believe it would provide a fairer deal for ex-servicemen and women. Labor has never delivered.

Since the 2010 election, the Coalition has twice tried to pass legislation through the parliament to deliver fair indexation to ex-servicemen and women and their families. At every attempt, Labor and the Greens have combined their numbers to defeat the legislation.

Our veterans and their families deserve fair indexation.

A Coalition government will deliver it and fund it in our first budget.

14 March 2013

© Tony Abbott MHR 2010 | Authorised by Tony Abbott MHR, Level 2, 17 Sydney Rd, Manly NSW 2095

www.tonyabbott.com.au

Tony Abbott Federal Member for Warringah | Leader of the Opposition

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