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PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Question QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE Budget Wednesday, 14 May 2014 Clive Palmer – Member for Fairfax Responder Hockey, Joe, MP Mr PALMER (Fairfax) (14:17): My question is to the Treasurer. Will the Treasurer support changes to all parliamentary super schemes so that members of parliament do not receive their superannuation payments until they reach the same age as Australia’s entitlement for the old age pension? An opposition member interjecting— Mr HOCKEY (North Sydney—The Treasurer) (14:17): I would not go there. I say to the honourable member that there have been changes to the parliamentary super scheme. He might not be familiar with that, but there have been changes to the parliamentary super scheme. I know he is an immensely wealthy man and he might not understand and might not have looked at the documentation in relation to his superannuation scheme. I urge him to do that. The fact is there were changes made some years ago to the parliamentary super scheme and, in addition, we have made changes now to the gold card program. Everyone has to make a contribution. I understand the Labor Party has decided not to support the temporary deficit reduction levy, so the Labor Party and the honourable member obviously would prefer to see others do the heavy lifting and them make no contribution at all. Australia needs a revolution in the way we think, the way we boost the wealth of the economy, not for ourselves, but for all our citizens. Clive Palmer at Property Council of Australia event in Sydney The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia 135


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