4 May 2019 – Due to an inadvertent transposition, the quotes in this document do not match the proper source. We have corrected the document. The update can be found here:
Scott Morrison’s 12 tax-free superannuation promises : May to June 2015 – Updated 4 May 2019
3AW – 19 June 2015
MINISTER MORRISON: Well we do want to encourage everyone … to be saving for their retirement and particularly when you are drawing down on that when you are retired we don’t want to tax you like Chris Bowen does.
2GB – 25 May 2015
My own view is that the superannuation system, for example, meant I don’t want to tax people more when they’re basically investing for their own future… That’s why I think Chris Bowen’s idea, …of …taxing superannuation incomes, is a bad idea, I don’t support it…
Question Time – 25 May 2015
And when they get into their retirement, we are going to make sure that their hard-earned savings in their superannuation will not be the subject of the tax slug that those opposite want to impose, … Those opposite see it as a tax nest—a tax nest for those to plunder.
The shadow minister earlier referred to ‘trousering’. The ‘trouser bandit’ sits over there because he, together with the shadow Treasurer, wants to come after the hard-earned superannuation savings…
What we will do for them is: we will not tax them like the ‘trouser bandit’ opposite.
3AW – 18 May 2015
It’s the Labor Party who wants to tax superannuation, not the Liberal Party, particularly the incomes of superannuants and I think that’s a fairly stark contrast that’s emerging.
Doorstop – 8 May 2015
The Government has made it crystal clear that we have no interest in increasing taxes on superannuation either now or in the future.
… unlike Labor, we are not coming after people’s superannuation…
Press Conference – 7 May 2015
MINISTER MORRISON: What we are not going to do is we are not going to tax those savings, like Bill Shorten wants to do. That is the difference, we will not tax your super, Bill Shorten will.
MINISTER MORRISON: Yes, and there are other taxation arraignments that apply to superannuation already and we are not going to increase those taxes as the Labor Party does and nothing we have done with the Greens has in any way changed the Government’s position on not taxing your super. We will not tax your super.
ABC AM – 5 May 2015
…what is not fair is if you save for your retirement and you create yourself a superannuation nest egg and the Government then comes along and taxes that income; which is what Labor are proposing to do.
ABC RN – 5 May 2015
We don’t think that people who have done that should be punished with higher taxes, Bill Shorten does, and so does Chris Bowen and I think that’s a stark difference between the Government and the Opposition on these issues.
3AW – 1 May 2015
The Government does not support Labor’s proposal to tax superannuants more on the income they have generated for their retirement.
Prepared and edited by Save Our Super from:
CHRIS BOWEN MP
JIM CHALMERS MP
WEDNESDAY, 20 APRIL 2016
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