“I want to say to the Australian people – your superannuation is safe under the Coalition. Your superannuation should be sacrosanct.”
“I can guarantee that we are not going to launch sneak attacks on people's savings. We are not going to launch a smash and grab raid on the savings of the Australian people.”
28 MARCH 2013
Last night Tony Abbott announced that he would cut the retirement incomes of all hard working Australians.
Tony Abbott has always believed that superannuation is a ‘con job’ and has never voted for an increase to the Super Guarantee.
We know Tony Abbott will never increase the Super Guarantee -
“Compulsory superannuation is one of the biggest con jobs ever foisted by government on the Australian people.”
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
25 SEPTEMBER 1995
The Liberals cannot be trusted on super. This is not a delay; it’s a full blown halt to Labor’s increase to the compulsory superannuation contribution.
Make no mistake - the Super Guarantee will never reach 12 per cent under a Liberal government and an average 30 year old will be $127,000 worse off in their retirement.
The Liberal Party opposed the creation of Australia’s world class superannuation system and has never voted to increase the Super Guarantee.
The Liberal Party has repeatedly promised not to scrap the increase in the Super Guarantee:
“The Coalition remains committed to not rescinding the increase in compulsory superannuation from 9 to 12 per cent.”
12 FEBRUARY 2013
This is a broken promise and a raid on the retirement incomes of 8.4 million working Australians.