Member for Groom Garth Hamilton is setting the record straight on Labor’s lies about the Cashless Debit Card.
Mr Hamilton is posting letters to more than 14,000 seniors in Groom giving his personal guarantee that he would never support any plan that forced Age Pensioners onto a Cashless Debit Card.
“The local Labor candidate should be ashamed of running a scare campaign based solely on lies aimed at Age Pensioners,” he said.
“My office has been contacted by many older constituents who have been frightened by Labor’s claims.”
“Once they learned of the truth of the matter, they have been rightfully angry that Labor is using their fear as an election tactic.”
“Senior Australians have worked hard to build the nation we live in, and I won’t sit idly by while they are lied to.”
“First Labor wanted to tax retirees, now they’re lying to them. What’s next?”
The real facts on the Cashless Debit Card:
- The Cashless Debit Card is a program for people on working-age social security payments to help stabilise their lives and to get them back into the workforce.
- The Cashless Debit Card helps people put food on the table, get the kids to school and become job-ready so they can get off welfare and into a job.
- No recipient of the Age Pension or a Veteran or Service Pension will be placed on the Cashless Debit Card.
- Being on the Cashless Debit Card does not change how much welfare a person receives.
- The only Age Pensioners on the cashless debit card are those who have volunteered to use it or those who have been referred on to the card in Cape York by the Queensland Family Responsibilities Commission, which determines who participates in the Cashless Debit Card in that region – not the Government.