AUSTRALIA - Assistant treasurer Peter Dutton said Labor must take a stance on superannuation reform this week in order for Australians to know where they stand.
Senator Nick Sherry - who is also Kim Beazley’s superannuation spokesperson - is set to speak at the Investment and Financial Services Association conference, being staged on the Gold Coast between August 2 and 4, and Dutton said this was the perfect opportunity to stand up and tell Australians why Kim Beazley can’t say or refuses to say where he stands on superannuation.
If Senator Sherry fails to do this, he will confirm what most Australians already think about Kim Beazley and Labor – no one knows what they stand for, said Dutton.
Dutton said it had been over 80 days since the federal budget, and claimed Beazley had yet to take a stand on whether or not to support the superannuation reform package.
At the IFSA conference, Sherry should finally tell Australians that Labor will completely support the Government’s super reforms, he said.
Included among the reforms were an abolition of end benefits tax on superannuation, removal of reasonable benefits limits and an extension of the co-contribution scheme to the self employed.
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