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Question Without Notice No. 307 asked in the Legislative Council on 27 June 2017 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Minister responding: Hon A. MacTiernan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

COUNTRY AGE PENSION FUEL CARD
      307. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Minister for Regional Development:
I refer to an article in The West online on Thursday, 22 June, titled ''WA Seniors Card holders the biggest losers with cuts to water and rates discounts'', which refers to the government's intention to cut concessions and rebates for WA Seniors Card holders.
      (1) Can the minister commit to not changing any of the eligibility criteria for the Country Age Pension Fuel Card?
      (2) Can the minister commit to maintaining the Country Age Pension Fuel Card to at least $575 a year, and to increasing the benefit in line with the consumer price index?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
      (1)–(2) The Premier made it very clear in the lead‑up to the election that he supported the Country Age Pension Fuel Card and that the fuel card would continue into our government. Precise details will be provided when we announce the budget.