Cost of Living

Quality of life is directly affected by an individual's ability to access essential goods and services in an affordable manner. Increases to the costs of essentials such as energy, water, communications and food have a disproportionately negative impact on pensioners and other low-income households as a greater proportion of their income is consumed in meeting these costs.

Read CPSA's full cost of living policy here.


Update on government actions to help lower electricity prices

THE Australian Government will provide $51 million to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to help lower electricity prices.

Read more: Update on government actions to help lower electricity prices

Grocery pricing labelling review

THE Grocery Industry Unit Pricing Code of Conduct requires certain grocery retailers, mainly big supermarkets, to use unit pricing. Unit pricing allows shoppers to make accurate price comparisons between different brands and sizes based on weight, volume or number.

Read more: Grocery pricing labelling review

Energy update

IF you haven't switched energy deals in the last year or two, there's a chance you're on one of the highest priced deals in the market, called a standing offer.

Read more: Energy update

Fees for paper bills decision delayed

Update on the fees for paper bills decision.

Read more: Fees for paper bills decision delayed

Electricity prices on the way down?

A recently announced Australian Government decision has the potential to significantly ease electricity costs.

Read more: Electricity prices on the way down?

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