“The Government must assess and understand the pressures of the cost of living faced by both pensioners and some self-funded retirees” states Rev Fred Nile, the Leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP).
“NSW faces a $25 billion cut in Commonwealth funding over 10 years and almost a $2 billion shortfall in the next four years, mostly from health and education cuts.
“Any rise in basic needs including food, bills and transport is detrimental to a pensioner’s everyday quality of life. Every dollar counts for pensioners who are living just above the poverty line and it is evident that many pensioners are deeply concerned about any proposed cuts to their benefits by the NSW Government” said Rev Nile.
“Concession cuts directed at our most vulnerable citizens, who have already been facing financial strain, is not part of our Aussie values. The Christian Democratic Party has supported and defended pensioners’ rights and traditional Aussie rights and values for 34 years. The Government must listen to citizens’ concerns. Our Party will continue to voice the concerns of the vulnerable in Parliament” stated Rev Fred Nile, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party.
Rev. Hon. Fred Nile ED., L.Th., M.L.C.
Parliamentary Leader, Christian Democratic Party
Parliament House, Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9230 2478 | Facsimile: (02) 9230 2098