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Thursday, 28 May 1987
Page: 3529

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members in the House of Representatives assembled, the undersigned citizens call upon all Members to pay due respect to pensioners and other recipients of Social Security benefits and to Commonwealth Superannuitants and to cease the constant erosion of our entitlements by the Government.

We call upon the Prime Minister and his Government to take the following action when considering budgetary changes to be announced in May this year.

1. They ensure there is no further erosion of existing benefits to Pensioners and other Social Security recipients and further that they honour their promise to Pensioners made before the last election that pensions be increased to a level equal to 25% of average weekly earnings.

2. That the Government reconsider its action in reducing by two per cent the level of superannuation paid to Commonwealth Superannuitants, retired members of the Defence Services and other eligible Commonwealth Superannuitants.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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