The Hon Chris Bowen MP - Federal Member for McMahon
What's Happening Posted December 01, 2015.
Australian pensioners know they can’t trust a word that Scott Morrison says about helping them.
Scott Morrison’s latest thought bubble about encouraging pensioners to downsize their home completely ignores the fact that the Liberals cut a Labor program designed to do exactly the same thing.
Labor introduced the Housing Help for Seniors measure in the 2013 Budget. This measure was designed to help pensioners downsize their homes without it affecting the rate of their pension.
The Liberals took the knife to this almost immediately after the last election.
Mr Morrison now says he wants to encourage retirees to downsize their homes despite dumping Labor’s sensible proposal.
Labor believes that if older...Read complete article »