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David Leyonhjelm says Australians need to lose sense of entitlement when it comes to aged pension

Tom Elliott
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Controversial Senate crossbencher David Leyonhjelm says Australians need to lose their sense of entitlement when it comes to the aged pension.

He said it should only be given to poor people and wasn’t being distributed as the system should intend.

He took aim at the lack of strictness in the current means testing system.

‘You can own a house worth as many million dollars as you like, but still be eligible for the pension,’ Mr Leyonhjelm explained.

An estimated 330,000 Australians have had their pensions cut and 90,000 of them have lost it entirely after the tighter assets test came into force on January 1.

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