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Politician Pension Entitlement - Australia

Author: Dr. Dale Kerwin

School of Education

MT Gravatt Campus,

Griffith University

As a self funded retiree, I’m frustrated with Canberra’s continuous 
fiddle with Superannuation contributions and rule changes

Plus the measure to Re-balance the Pension Assets Test to be 
implemented on 1 January 2017.

So here's fair warning to all politicians of any persuasion, this 
group of aged voters may be about to make the greatest impact on any Federal 
election in history, ignoring them may be the start of a changed political 
environment in this country.

Change the Entitlements!

I absolutely agree, if a pension isn't an entitlement, neither is 
theirs. They keep telling us that paying us an aged pension isn't 

Paying politicians all the perks they get is even less sustainable! 
The politicians themselves, in Canberra, brought it up, that the Age of 
Entitlements is over:

The author is asking each addressee to forward this email to a 
minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to 
do likewise. In three days, most people in Australia will have this message. 
This is one idea that really should be passed around because the rot has to 
stop somewhere.

Proposals to make politicians shoulder their share of the weight now 
that the Age of Entitlement is over:

1. Scrap political pensions.

Politicians can purchase their own retirement plan, just as most 
other working Australians are expected to do.

2. Retired politicians (past, present & future) participate in 

A Politician collects a substantial salary while in office but 
should receive no salary when they're out of office.

Terminated politicians under 70 can go get a job or apply for 
Centrelink unemployment benefits like ordinary Australians.

Terminated politicians under 70 can negotiate with Centrelink like 
the rest of the Australian people.

3. Funds already allocated to the Politicians' retirement fund be 
returned immediately to Consolidated Revenue.

This money is to be used to pay down debt they created which they 
expect us and our grandchildren to repay for them.

4. Politicians will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. 
Politicians pay will rise by the lower of, either the CPI or 3%.

5. Politicians lose their privileged health care system and 
participate in the same health care system as ordinary Australian people.

i.e. Politicians either pay for private cover from their own funds 
or accept ordinary Medicare.

6. Politicians must equally abide by all laws they impose on the 
Australian people.

7. All contracts with past and present Politicians men/women are 
void effective 31/12/16.

The Australian people did not agree to provide perks to Politicians, 
that burden was thrust upon them.

Politicians devised all these contracts to benefit themselves.

Serving in Parliament is an honour not a career.

The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so our 
politicians should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will 
only take three or so days for most Australians to receive the message. 
Don't you think it's time?

Please do this if you can. Australia needs our help.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX Parliament and help bring fairness back into 
this country!

If you agree 'Share' on social media! People Power!!!

...and remember...have a fabulous retirementLIFE!

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