Monday, 2 June 2014
Questions without Notice
My question is to the Prime Minister. Before the last election the Prime Minister said that it was unfair to apply the CPI only to the pensions of those who had risked their lives for our country. He promised veterans that loyalty goes both ways. Now the Prime Minister is cutting the indexation arrangements for 140,000 veterans back to CPI. Why did the Prime Minister break his promise and where is his loyalty to our veterans?
Again, Madam Speaker, the Leader of the Opposition should not promote falsehoods in this House. We promised that the DFRDB and the DFRB pensions would be indexed by CPI or male total average weekly earnings, whichever is the greater.
Ms Macklin interjecting—