Don’t you love politics and politicians?
The current Australian Government ran last year’s election campaign on highlighting a lie told by the former PM: that her Government would not introduce a carbon tax. A promise she very quickly broke.
The current PM promised he would introduce no new taxes, no changes to pensions, no cuts to health and education and no changes to superannuation.
In a budget last week he introduced several new taxes, raised the pension age, reduced the rate of annual pension increases, cut billions of dollars from health and education, and now plans to raise the age when people can draw on their superannuation entitlements.
It will be interesting to see how long the voters’ memories are in three years’ time.