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Monday, 22 September 2008
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To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in Parliament.

This petition of: The Moreland Senior Citizens Action Group draws to the attention of the House: As pensioners we simply cannot survive on the present pension rate of 25% of the Male Average Weekly Wage earning as it cannot be applied to the current increased prices and cost of living because we have completely lost the spending power.

We therefore ask the House to: Take into consideration our situation and ask that the Federal Government raise the pension level to a new basis adjustment of 30% of the Male Average Weekly Wage earning in order that we pensioners may not be below the poverty line.

by Mrs Irwin (from 300 citizens)