MEDIA RELEASE, Friday, 20 April 2012
Member for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek MP
Adam Searle, Shadow Minister for Housing
Penny Sharpe MLC, Labor Duty MLC for Sydney
RESIDENTS UNITE TO STOP PREMIER FROM GOUGING CARBON PRICE SUPPLEMENT FROM PENSIONERS
Member for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek MP, Shadow Minister for Housing Adam Searle and Duty MLC for Sydney, Penny Sharpe today joined residents at the Northcott Estate in Surry Hills to launch a petition calling on the O'Farrell Government not to increase public housing rents when the pension is increased to offset costs associated with the carbon tax.
The O'Farrell Government has refused rule out hiking up public housing rents when the carbon pricing supplement flows through to pensioners next month.
"This is just another cash grab from a heartless State Government that doesn't care about pensioners," Shadow Housing Minister, Adam Searle said today.