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Tuesday, 16 September 1986
Page: 727

To the Honourable the Speaker and the Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens respectfully showeth that your petitioners are gravely concerned at the failure of the government to honour its election promises to pensioners.

In particular those promises relate to the following commitments:

1. That within three years of its election to office, a Hawke Labor government would raise the level of the standard pension to 25% of Average Weekly Earnings;

2. That the lag time between the announcement of the Consumer Price Index figures and the subsequent adjustment of pensions would be reduced to one month, and

3. That the disproportionate tax burden borne by low income earners would be lifted.

None of these promises has been honoured to date.

Your petitioners are extremely angry at the failure of the Government to live up to its commitments and as in duty bound will ever pray that these serious omissions will be given the attention they deserve.

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