Australia faces reality while New Zealand ignores it
Australia faces reality while New Zealand ignores
Press release: ACT New Zealand
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey’s
statement to the G20 that he is prepared to lead a
discussion about raising the retirement age to 70 as part of
a structural reform package highlights the lack of courage
of the National Party on the retirement age issue, said ACT
Leader Dr Jamie Whyte.
“Bill English has said its matter
of trust and he is right. We need honesty on the looming
superannuation and healthcare affordability crisis” said
“It’s a fundamental breach of trust not
being upfront. Pretending it’s not a problem is not the
answer. It is time for a discussion about this.
Zealanders should be able to count on National to do the
right thing and give them plenty of time to adjust to the
eventual increase in age of eligibility for super.
Zealanders should be able to count on National to lead the
discussion about how we are going to be able to afford
healthcare in our old age.
“Being honest with Kiwis
about these issues is more important that sticking to a rash
promise made in Opposition.
“ACT will be addressing
these issues even if National doesn’t want to” said Dr
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