• Petitioned Campbell Newman, Leader of the LNP Qld

This petition was delivered to:

Campbell Newman, Leader of the LNP Qld

Don't increase pensioners' social housing rents

    1. Fred Morris
    2. Petition by

      Fred Morris

      Cairns, Australia

Details: Seniors and disability pensioners like me live on only $345 a week. They can't afford a new LNP government in Queensland pushing up
their rents.
In 2009, we received a $32.49 a week increase in the single pension from
the Commonwealth Government. This was the first significant increase
we'd seen for years. Premier Anna Bligh promised that this increase
would not be counted when assessing income for social housing.
The NSW Labor Government also exempted this increase. But when Liberal
Barry O'Farrell became Premier, he removed this exemption, increasing
rents of pensioners in NSW by almost $10 a week.
We can't afford for our social housing rents to be jacked up.
We're asking Campbell Newman to promise in writing not to increase social housing rents for pensioners. “I know that I want to know don’t you want to know”
Fred Morris, Proud Public Housing Tenant
24 Suhle Street Edmonton Qld 4869

 

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    • Margy Allen MINERS REST, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      It is tough to be on the pension and rent is already too high for all underprivileged in Australia

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    • Carol Anne Gratton-Wilson MT SHERIDAN, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Pensioners are pushing to eat now with Pension as it is, no hope if our Rents are increased

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    • Fred Morris CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      and they have just done in Victoria As Well

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    • Tanea Saul ANNERLEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      This group of people is already marginalised, disadvantaged and lacking in resources. PLease don't make it any harder for older persons to live and be included in our communities.

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    • Peter Astridge HUNTERS HILL, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      It is easy for Governments to pick on pensioners and people who are incapable of looking after themselves and treat them like cash cows.. The miserable payments paid out by our shamefull government will force more of these people onto the streets as they can no longer can afford to live

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