Senator Brown has indicated that he sympathizes with the plight of the veterans' superannuation, but also stated that they would not support the Bill unless his mining tax was passed. His standard response letter (below) states that this Bill needed to be funded "responsibly". I wonder if this includes the $30 Million dollars in advertising for alternative energy, or spending billions in failed programs by the Labor Party, of which the Greens backed in this election.
|Bob Brown’s Office|
GPO Box 404, Hobart TAS 7001
Ph: 03 6224 3222 | Fax: 03 6224 2999 | Freecall: 1300 133 251 (Tasmania only)
|Canberra Office, Parliament House|
Ph: 02 6277 3170 | Fax: 02 6277 3185
Response to letters: Senator Brown does not respond to letters, he has his staff do it and the excuses are still based around the Greens wanting to use the plight of the veterans as a vehicle for their own agendas.
A copy of the letter:
Thank you for writing to Senator Brown; I am replying on his behalf.
The Greens maintain our position that the current indexation of all commonwealth superannuation pensions is unfair.
We are committed to working with Government to find a way in which this can be addressed in a financially responsible manner. Our proposal that a properly applied tax on mining super profits which would raise an extra $100 billion over the decade has been rejected by both the major parties.
Office of Senator Bob Brown
However - not to be deterred I sent a REGISTERED letter to Sen Brown's office. To date no reply. I might instigate 'tracer' action on this one thru my local post office. Perhaps Australia Post might be able to get better results!
I, too, wrote a letter to Brown and received the exact same letter content in reply. Original buggers' aren't they?
But what else would you expect.