Thursday, 20 September 2018
It is very disappointing that the Greens have refused to give leave to support this amendment today. Unlike the Greens, who are more interested in stunts and posturing, the Labor Party is serious about securing the financial future of Australian women and has announced plans to deliver on this. We know that women retire on about $113,000 less than their male counterparts and something needs to be done. The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government has failed when it comes to superannuation. It has delayed increases to the superannuation guarantee and has planned to abolish the low-income superannuation contribution. In stark contrast, Labor, under Bill Shorten's leadership, has announced that in government we would invest $400 million to strengthen Australia's superannuation system and boost women's superannuation balances. It's unfortunate that the Greens and Senator Waters, who moved this motion, would not allow this amendment to be voted on today and instead have denied leave. All the Greens care about are stunts, while the Labor party is interested in delivering on policies that help Australians.