Spirited start to National Seniors election forums

CANDIDATES for the marginal seat of Brisbane copped some heated questions from more than 100 older people in a spirited start to National Seniors' election campaign today.

Evans told the forum that the government was making changes that would impact between one and four per cent of superannuation holders but 96 per cent would be unaffected or better off.

But seniors greeted the comments by Lazarus with applause when he said whatever government came to power was likely to 'change the goalposts', that many people would be affected and it did not appear that either of the major parties cared.

To calls of 'answer the question' and 'you obviously don't know', Evans struggled to provide answers until National Seniors chief executive Michael O'Neill called the meeting to order.

"I think we'll move on - we are obviously not going to get an answer there," O'Neill said.

These will be in the Melbourne electorate of Chisholm on 16 June, the South Australian seat of Hindmarsh on 22 June and the final forum in the Perth seat of Hasluck on 23 June.


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