‘Change it!’: Government slammed for ignoring pension overhaul
The federal government is being criticised for failing to consider a change to the pension system.
Currently, pensioners working more than one day a week at the minimum wage will have their benefits reduced.
National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke told Chris Smith national cabinet should have agreed on changes to the system yesterday.
“The government isn’t even commenting on this … the only reason I think it is, is because it would mean they have to change the system. And if you have to change the system, change it!”
Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has expressed her support for a pension overhaul in a letter to Chris Smith.
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