The Abbott Government has halved the annual pay increase of 510 ADF personnel working in the Hunter electorate.

Mr Fitzgibbon is calling on all Australians to sign Tony Dagger’s petition calling for fair pay for our ADF personnel.

“The Abbott Government is cutting the real wages of our service men and women by offering a below-inflation pay increase of 1.5 percent per year,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

“The Prime Minister has been dragged kicking and screaming to reverse his unfair decision to cut the ADF’s Christmas and Recreation leave, and other entitlements.

“But it is time for the Prime Minister to back down fully and pay our ADF personnel fairly.”

Community outrage at the Abbott Government's decision is growing, with more than 62,000 people signing a petition calling for fair pay.

“This campaign will continue. There was money allocated in the Budget to pay our ADF personnel properly.

“Our service men and women shouldn’t have to fight the Abbott Government for fair pay.”

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