For the first time since 1997, pensioners will miss out on an increase to their payments this September.
The Morrison Liberal Government has admitted to the Senate COVID-19 Committee that the pension will not be indexed until March 2021, at the earliest.
Other payments, including the Disability Support Pension, Carer Payment and JobSeeker Payment, will not be indexed either.
This is the worst possible time to be putting the squeeze on the household budgets of seniors and the most vulnerable.
Pensioners have been facing rising health, energy and grocery bills for years. And now they are set to go a full year without payment being indexed.
This is just not good enough.
Will you join me? Sign the petition and call on the Morrison Liberal Government to reverse their pension freeze.
Cutting the pension is in the Liberal National’s DNA. The Liberal National Government has tried to cut the pension or increase the pension age to 70 in every single budget since they were elected in 2013 – and they have cut $1 billion from pensioner concessions.
Pensioners deserve better.