A question for Lucy Wicks and Gordon Reid.
After many years of having meetings and sending emails asking Members of Parliament and Opposition candidates what they can do about my concerns, I have either got no response or “it’s too hard”.
So now I would like to put this question to both the candidates in a public forum.
Why is it that people on workers’ compensation payments who injured themselves at work pay tax on their weekly compensation payments, when these payments are classified as not real earnings and, because of this classification, the worker doesn’t receive the compulsory superannuation guarantee payment?
My argument has been for years that if my payment is a taxable income then compulsory super should be paid – or don’t tax my benefit.
I await with interest any response either candidate will give.
I hope they don’t just throw out the line that workers’ comp is State and tax is Federal again.
Something can be done if they want.
Email, Apr 7
Carl Veugen, Umina Beach