The Department of Social Services today confirmed at Senate Estimates that 190,000 pensioners will have their pension cut as a result of Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to limit overseas travel for Australian pensioners.
This is the latest Liberal attack on Australian pensioners.
This time, migrant pensioners will be hit the hardest.
Currently, pensioners can stay overseas for 26 weeks and receive their full pension. Following that time, the pension is reduced to a rate that depends on the number of years they have worked in Australia.
Under the Turnbull Government’s changes, from 1 January 2017 pensioners will have their pension cut after just six weeks.
This cut will hurt pensioners from overseas who want to return to their country of origin to visit their family and loved ones.
First the Liberal’s tried to cut the indexation of the pension.
Then they cut the assets test – a cut that will leave 330,000 pensioners worse off.
Now they want to cut the pension to 190,000 migrant pensioners.
Mr Turnbull and the Liberals still want to increase the pension age to 70.
The Liberals have been relentless in their attack on Australian pensioners.
Only Labor will stand up for pensioners, because only Labor puts people first.
THURSDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2016