Media Release: 12 October, 2008 Democrats question Oppositions Lack of Original Thought Over Pensions Plan: “What about other Pensioners, Zed?”

DARREN CHURCHILL
ACT Democrats President
Candidate for Ginninderra

For Immediate Release
Media Release: 12 October, 2008
Democrats question Oppositions Lack of Original Thought Over Pensions Plan: “What about other Pensioners, Zed?”

ACT Democrats “ungrouped” candidate for Ginninderra, Darren Churchill has asked “Why were other Pensioners left out of Mr Seselja’s promised $500 payment?”

Radio Stations and the Canberra Times today report that Mr Seselja has offered a one-off payment of $500 to single Aged Pensioner before Chrismas if the Liberals are elected.

“We want to know why it’s only single Aged Pensioners” Mr Churchill said. “What about other pensioners, Zed? Surely, other Pensioners are struggling with money too. Don’t they deserve some assistance?”

“It seems a little unfair to just single out one group of Pensioners. What about some equal treatment?”

“I think you’ll find that Mr Seselja is just trotting out the same line as his Federal leader, Mr Turnbull (that only single Aged Pensioners need help), without really thinking things through or looking at fairness aspects.” stated Mr Churchill. “What about other single Pensioners – Disabled, Single Parents, Carers, etc? What about couples?”

“Mr Seselja has really only reproduced a somewhat “parrot-like” policy from his Federal leader without really giving much thought to all the other disadvantaged Pensioners who might have difficulty making ends meet. There’s not single bit of original thought gone into his announcement! Mr Churchill concluded emphatically.

Darren Churchill
ACT Democrats President
Candidate for Ginninderra
darren.churchill@act.democrats.org.au
Tel: 0412 196 473

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