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senate vote 2008-10-15#2

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-10-15.53.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bob_Brown&mpc=Senate&house=senate Bob Brown], which means that it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate—''
  • ''(a) notes the following statement of claims from the [http://www.fgfpcoalition.com/ Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition]:''
  • ''‘1. That the Federal Government increases the pension rate from 25% of average weekly earnings to 35% of average weekly earnings until a more appropriate pension measure is developed.''
  • ''2. That proper and improved healthcare measures for pensioners are prioritised, including medical, dental, optical, hearing, pharmaceutical and culturally appropriate services.''
  • ''3. That the level of funding for aged care services, including culturally appropriate services, is significantly increased and extended to meet the growing demand in this area.''
  • ''4. That our pensions are not restricted due to overseas travel to visit loved ones.''
  • ''5. That legislation/regulations be enacted to protect older people considering taking out reverse mortgages.''
  • ''6. That a thorough review of the means test and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goods_and_Services_Tax_%28Australia%29 GST] impact for pensioners and concessions should be undertaken to ensure that pensioners are not losing out.’; and''
  • ''(b) asks the Government to consider it for inclusion in the 2008-09 Budget.''
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-10-15.53.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Bob Brown](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bob_Brown&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which means that it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • _That the Senate—_
  • _(a) notes the following statement of claims from the [Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition](http://www.fgfpcoalition.com/):_
  • _‘1. That the Federal Government increases the pension rate from 25% of average weekly earnings to 35% of average weekly earnings until a more appropriate pension measure is developed._ _2. That proper and improved healthcare measures for pensioners are prioritised, including medical, dental, optical, hearing, pharmaceutical and culturally appropriate services._ _3. That the level of funding for aged care services, including culturally appropriate services, is significantly increased and extended to meet the growing demand in this area._ _4. That our pensions are not restricted due to overseas travel to visit loved ones._ _5. That legislation/regulations be enacted to protect older people considering taking out reverse mortgages._ _6. That a thorough review of the means test and [GST](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goods_and_Services_Tax_%28Australia%29) impact for pensioners and concessions should be undertaken to ensure that pensioners are not losing out.’; and_
  • _(b) asks the Government to consider it for inclusion in the 2008-09 Budget._
senate vote 2008-10-15#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-12 13:03:53

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  • Age Pension
  • Motions - Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition (FGFP) - Consider incorporating FGFP's statement of claims

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  • <p class="speaker">Bob Brown</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate&#8212;<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes the following statement of claims from the Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition:<dl><dt></dt><dd>&#8216;1.&#160;&#160; That the Federal Government increases the pension rate from 25% of average weekly earnings to 35% of average weekly earnings until a more appropriate pension measure is developed.</dd><dt></dt><dd>2.&#160;&#160; That proper and improved healthcare measures for pensioners are prioritised, including medical, dental, optical, hearing, pharmaceutical and culturally appropriate services.</dd><dt></dt><dd>3.&#160;&#160; That the level of funding for aged care services, including culturally appropriate services, is significantly increased and extended to meet the growing demand in this area.</dd><dt></dt><dd>4.&#160;&#160; That our pensions are not restricted due to overseas travel to visit loved ones.</dd><dt></dt><dd>5.&#160;&#160; That legislation/regulations be enacted to protect older people considering taking out reverse mortgages.</dd><dt></dt><dd>6.&#160;&#160; That a thorough review of the means test and GST impact for pensioners and concessions should be undertaken to ensure that pensioners are not losing out.&#8217;; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>asks the Government to consider it for inclusion in the 2008-09 Budget.</dd></dl></dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-10-15.53.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bob_Brown&mpc=Senate&house=senate Bob Brown], which means that it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate—''
  • ''(a) notes the following statement of claims from the [http://www.fgfpcoalition.com/ Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition]:''
  • ''‘1. That the Federal Government increases the pension rate from 25% of average weekly earnings to 35% of average weekly earnings until a more appropriate pension measure is developed.''
  • ''2. That proper and improved healthcare measures for pensioners are prioritised, including medical, dental, optical, hearing, pharmaceutical and culturally appropriate services.''
  • ''3. That the level of funding for aged care services, including culturally appropriate services, is significantly increased and extended to meet the growing demand in this area.''
  • ''4. That our pensions are not restricted due to overseas travel to visit loved ones.''
  • ''5. That legislation/regulations be enacted to protect older people considering taking out reverse mortgages.''
  • ''6. That a thorough review of the means test and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goods_and_Services_Tax_%28Australia%29 GST] impact for pensioners and concessions should be undertaken to ensure that pensioners are not losing out.; and''
  • ''(b) asks the Government to consider it for inclusion in the 2008-09 Budget.''