Coalition proposes higher aged pension plus bonus

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The Australian: Kevin Rudd is under mounting pressure to offer immediate relief to pensioners, with Brendan Nelson to announce today that the Coalition will support an increase to the aged pension rate and a new bonus payment.

The Australian Online has learned Dr Nelson will shortly announce a $30-a-week increase to the singles rate for pensioners and a bonus payment of about $500 a year to be paid shortly.

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