500 signatures reached
To: Prime Minister
Stop Pension Age Rise and Cut Politicians Benefits
Dear Prime Minister,
Australia's philosophy has always been around giving people a fair go and equality. While we as Nation appreciate that times are tough and the concept of tightening our belts for our National Good, it is somewhat hypocritical that while the average hard working family is expected to carry this load, that the politicians are not doing the same thing and not leading by example. With this in mind it is not fair that we are asked to work until 70 years of age, anyone with a bit of foresight could see that this is only a band aid fix at best and is just going to overload other social services further down the track... Why should the Australian Public go without while the Politicians give themselves pay rises and early pensions and tell us there is not enough money to go around. This is not a party motivated request in any way shape or form... This is a request by the Australian people that all politicians be asked to lead by example and do what we are asked to do. I received this from a mate. Not sure if it will ever achieve anything but at least it may make some politicians feel a little guilt. Would we all like to think there a still a few honourable members.
IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE IN AUSTRALIA, NOT A PENSION PLAN.
Winds of Change
it is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. At least 20 if you can. It has to stop somewhere.
In three days, most people in Australia will have this message.
This is one idea that really should be passed around
*Constitutional Reform Act of 2013
1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Politician man/woman collects a substantial salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
2. Politicians (past, present & future) participates in Centrelink.
All funds in the Politicians retirement fund move to the Centrelink system immediately. All future funds flow into the Centrelink system and Politicians participate with the Australian people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Politicians can purchase their own retirement plan,
just as most other working Australians are expected to do.
4. Politicians will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Politicians loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the Australian people. ie either pay for private cover or medicare.
6. Politicians must equally abide by all laws they impose on the Australian people.
7. All contracts with past and present Politicians men/women are void effective 31/12/14. The Australian people did not agree to the perks with Politicians.
Politicians made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Parliament is an honour not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
Why is this important?
The politicians need to realise that they work for us not the other way around, We may only get to vote every three years, but we can sure make our voices heard with these petitions. As I said before this is not a Party motivated request... quite frankly, I am disgusted with the lot of them at the moment.. This is an Australian people request!