Another budget cut hits nurses and midwives
A message from Lee Thomas, ANMF Federal Secretary
Nurses and midwives will be among the Australian workers hardest hit by Tony Abbott’s attack on superannuation as a result of his deal to axe the mining tax. On top of the many cuts announced in this years budget to health, pensions, family tax benefits, university deregulation and of course the GP co-payment, we have now had our superannuation contributions frozen for the next seven years at 9.5%.
This new budget cut will rob tens of billions of dollars from the retirement savings of average Australian workers and nurses and midwives will be amongst those hit the hardest.