It’s being labelled as one of the most unfair budgets in Australian history, targeting low-income families, pensioners and the sick.
United Voice members are angry at the Abbott Government increasing the retirement age to 70, cuts to family benefits and a $7 sick-tax to see a GP.
Delegate Geoff says the federal Budget is targeting people who are already struggling.
“It’s unfair because they said everyone was going to feel the pain but there’s more pain to the low paid than there is to the higher paid,’ he said.
Western Australian voters have the opportunity to show Tony Abbott what they think of his Liberal government with the upcoming Senate election on April 5.
The High Court recalled the election after it was discovered 1370 votes were misplaced which dramatically altered the original Senate result.
Since being elected last year, the Liberal Party have flagged a number of changes they are looking to make including cutting penalty rates, charging people to visit a bulk billing doctor and slashing promised pay rises to Early Childhood Educators and Aged Care workers.
United Voice delegate Nelsie says she is happy voters are able to go back to the polls as they have the opportunity to elect more Labor Senators.Read more
Australia’s free and fair health care system, Medicare, is under threat with Tony Abbott and the Federal Liberal Government considering charging patients for visiting bulk billing doctors.
If the plan comes into effect patients will be forced to pay $6 each time they need to see a GP, with the Government also considering charging people the same amount to visit a public hospital emergency room.
School Cleaner in Charge Brett is outraged and fears many low paid workers and families will be unable to receive the medical care they need.
“My elderly parents live on the pension and currently visit a bulk billing doctor,” he says.Read more