House debates

Monday, 8 February 2016

Questions without Notice


2:14 pm

Photo of Andrew WilkieAndrew Wilkie (Denison, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Treasurer. The government claims the recent change to the income test for defined pension recipients will principally affect superannuants on big incomes, but the truth is that most of those affected are on modest incomes and nowhere near wealthy. Take one Tasmanian couple, for example, whose only assets are a caravan and a car but have lost $164 a fortnight from their age pension. Treasurer, will you immediately reconsider this policy?


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