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Abbott's pension lies exposed in legislation



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JENNY MACKLIN MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND PAYMENTS SHADOW MINISTER FOR DISABILITY REFORM MEMBER FOR JAGAJAGA

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ABBOTT’S PENSION LIES EXPOSED IN LEGISLATION

Tony Abbott has introduced legislation to cut the Age Pension, the Disability Support Pension and the Carer Payment, exposing once and for all his lies and dishonesty about his budget cuts to pensions.

The cuts are contained in the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendments (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014.

And in an astonishing display of dishonesty, on the very same day as he introduced legislation to cut the pension, Tony Abbott said:

“We have absolutely delivered on our commitment not to change pensions in this term of parliament TONY ABBOTT, HANSARD, 19 JUNE 2014

Tony Abbott is treating pensioners as fools.

Make no mistake, hidden in Tony Abbott’s budget is a $450 million cut to pensions.

No amount of weasel words can hide the fact that Tony Abbott is ripping millions of dollars out of the pockets of Australia’s pensioners.

The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) estimates that pensioners will be around $80 a week worse off within ten years because of these cuts to pension indexation.

To top it off Treasurer Joe Hockey yesterday had the gall to claim that the Abbott Government are:

“the best friends Australian pensioners have ever had…” JOE HOCKEY, HANSARD, 19 JUNE 2014

Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey have launched a savage attack on Australian pensioners. And they are continuing to lie to pensioners, just like they did before the election.

FRIDAY, 20 JUNE 2014

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