For the information of fellow Rioters, I go a letter in the mail today letting me know that my CSS pension (earnt over 30 years in the public service before I went into politics) had been increased. Imagine my joy.. and that of my local café owner, who has the best coffee in Wanniassa.
My pension went up 1.3%! For me that meant in rough terms $4 a week! I don’t know what I will do with this untold wealth! Two schooners of Dogbolter Dark Ale cost $15.30 at the Kingston Pub…(I was on a business lunch and paying for myself and my mate).
What about the people on less CSS benefits than me? 1.3% is so under the cost of living to be unimaginable. So much for the well off!
When will the pollies on $190k and above wake up to what it is like to get an increase of $4 a week?
I don’t complain, cos I can make do,thank you very much, but I do worry about the others… I was an EL1 (SOGC) when I got out, what about the ASO 4s and 5s?