Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Questions without Notice

Pensions and Benefits

2:28 pm

Photo of Concetta Fierravanti-WellsConcetta Fierravanti-Wells (NSW, Liberal Party, Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

Again, thank you, Senator Brockman, for your question, particularly because there is a very real contrast that is plain for all Australians to see. This government has a clear plan to support Australians to live a healthy, independent, connected and safe life in their retirement, and this includes our increase and extension of the pension work bonus to back older Australians who want to continue doing some work as they get older. Unfortunately, Labor also have a plan, and that is a sledgehammer to the savings of pensioners and retirees with their unfair retiree tax, because that's what they want to do. They want to put their hands in retirees' pockets and take out the savings of people who have worked very, very hard for their retirement. That's what those opposite want to do.


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