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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 31 August 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019 21 YOUR SAY Readers shared pics of their pets for International Dog Day YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought about: Proposed cuts to pension supplements Chrissy Papadopoulos It should work in reverse. All the expats that had left Australia to live in Greece and come back after 30 years to get the Australian Pension. They should not be entitled to one dollar. The Greek Australian Pensioners are just going on a holiday. So what if they stay for three months? They will come back. But the others will go back greedy to Greece with the Australian Pension and the assets that they had forgotten to declare that they have in Greece. Spiros Christopoulos Cut the dole bludgers first. Zac. When Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos isn’t busy dealing with the stresses of her career in the world of politics, she relaxes with Zac.”My dog Zac turns 10 this year. He’s a poodle cross, he’s very smart and is a much loved member of my family,” Ms Mikakos told Neos Kosmos. Serhat Erdogan This is completely wrong and racist, pensioners worked here and paid taxes,where they spend their lives and their pension is no one’s business, this is basically white Anglo Saxon racism. Tyson. Stella Papas shared a photo of Tyson, an adorable pug mix with pomeranian. “He is a great poser and sits well for his photo shoots,” says Stella. Bassile Anastasopoulos We the old pensioners have and had worked pretty hard to build this country to where it is today. There is no reason to cut the pensioners supplement at all, even if a pensioner is on a holiday for a period over six weeks, the pensioner has paid his dues to the ATO. Mr Prime Minister you promised on your election campaign a FAIRER GO FOR THE POOR AUSSIES, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF! SHAME ON YOU!!! Nicki Koumoundouros Bassile Anastasopoulos, why don’t they implement the welfare cuts for the rich that Labor was criticised for? They could save billions but they don’t have the guts to. Stop the franking credit refunds. Anything more than say $20,000 should stop. It’s a joke. What other country had this benefit? Zoi. Tiana Morse sent a photo of her 1.5-year-old pup. Frankie. Maria T shared a photo of her groodle. Betty Karavitis shared a photo of Lulu, her beautiful mini Schnauzer. Souzy Makrakis sent a photo of her little Westie, Jerry, aged 3. Bassile Anastasopoulos Nicki Koumoundouros At the end of the day it is the pensioner that cops the lot. Whenever a new government is elected, if it is to the politicians favour they support it. Why don’t the politicians take a pay cut for a change, instead of heaving their wages increase, and what did a pensioner get in the last budget? A payment of three cups of coffee per fortnight, what a joke! Konstantinos Karachalios Who told you that Australia respects multiculturalism? Respects only these that are multimillionaires and bring new money to this country, and also loves poor people that come here to work for without full rights. Maria Rallis Ah, but at least we still have franking credits! Congratulations to all those who voted for a Liberal Government. Clarice. Maria Vamvakinou MP, Federal Member for Calwell, visiting Helen and her guide dog Clarice at the Guide Dogs Training Centre in Kew. Luke. “I have a rescued stray dog in Greece,” Peter tells Neos Kosmos. “I rescued him two years ago. He was dumped up on a mountain at Kalamata. I found him, scared and skinny at the age of approximately two months. Two years later, he is the love of my life. He is the most respectful and loveable dog. He remembers me when I go away (I leave every year for five weeks).” Tassy Kontogiannis Cut Franking credits first and tax corporations - then worry about the poor Greek pensioner going for a holiday in their twilight years Anna Psalios Nobody’s pensions should be cut. If they pay their taxes and they are law abiding citizens, even if they want to stay 3 months or or more. Do they not pay their electricity bills do they not pay their dues? Then why must their pension be cut off? Panagiota Giannopoulos Are only the Greeks targeted? Ari is an American Staffodshire Terrier. Jimmy Pappas. “I adopted Jimmy seven years ago last week,” Penni Pappas, NK former journalist says. “Rescuing an animal is one of the greatest things we can do for our furry friends. Not only do you save their life, but you get to fill your house and your life with unconditional love. And it’s that unconditional love and gratitude he brings to me, my family and friends that warms the cockles of my heart each and every day.” Theo Vosnidis Mum lost her health care card for staying on two extra days. Took five months to issue her a new one. Quite ridiculous to penalise a self-funded retiree like that! Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicised here...
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