Our plan for retirees and pensioners

  • Retirees should enjoy choice.
    • The reward for a lifetime of hard work should always be a long, healthy and dignified retirement.
    • When you work hard, save and provision for the future, nothing should stand in the way of your freedom and independence.
    • That’s what the Morrison Government believes.
    • And that’s why we’re backing retirees to achieve their goals of self-reliance and fulfilment.
    • We will support retirees’ independence and dignity.
    • We will ensure their savings are protected.
    • We will protect and expand access to self-managed super.
    • We will not undermine the value of their home.
    • We will not hit them with new taxes on superannuation.
    • We understand that not everybody will face the same circumstances or make the same choices later in life.
    • Our policies respect these differences: whether you’re a self-funded retiree or a pensioner.
    • The same cannot be said of Bill Shorten and the Labor Party.
    • Labor thrives on conflict, including policies to turn retirees against pensioners.
    • Their devastating Retiree Tax is a $57 billion tax grab that would hit more than 1 million Australians. This includes more than 900,000 Australians with direct shareholdings, 200,000 self-managed super funds and 1,800 super funds.
    • On average, these retirees would lose almost $2,300 a year – and more than half of them are women.
    • Self-managed super funds would lose $12,000 a year.
    • Labor claims their Retiree Tax will only slug the wealthy, but the truth is that 84% of Australians who would be affected are on a taxable income of less than $37,000.
    • And 50,000 pensioners in self-managed super funds would also be hit.
    • The Morrison McCormack Government believes in choice, freedom and dignity for all Australians who have worked hard and played by the rules.
    • Our record shows that we can guarantee this – without new taxes.
    • Labor has no respect for those who have worked hard, paid taxes and planned for an independent retirement.
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