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ABBOTT BROKEN PROMISE ON SUPER

Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party have broken their promise to 8.4 million working Australians.

 “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.”

 TONY ABBOTT


DOORSTOP BRISBANE


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.”

TONY ABBOTT


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.”

JOE HOCKEY


MEDIA RELEASE


12 FEBRUARY 2013


 This is a broken promise and a raid on the retirement incomes of 8.4 million working Australians.