House debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Questions without Notice

Age Pension

2:07 pm

Photo of Jenny MacklinJenny Macklin (Jagajaga, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Families and Payments) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Treasurer. The Productivity Commission report released today recommends that the family home be included in the pension assets test. Will the Treasurer give pensioners certainty in their retirement by ruling out including the family home in the pension assets test?

Honourable Members:

Honourable members interjecting

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

The member for Dobell will cease interjecting.

2:08 pm

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Treasurer) Share this | | Hansard source

I thank the member for the question. I note that the Productivity Commission report to which she refers was a report to government not from government. It was also a report that was initiated by the Productivity Commission not by the government. The government's policy on this issue is very well known, and there is no change in the government's policy.