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.


Energy exit fees abolished – at last

Get ready to shop around because from 1 January 2018 energy retailers stopped charging most types of exit fees, also known as early termination fees.

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Energy bill relief package update

The NSW energy bill relief package promises some much needed help to pensioners and other low income households with the rising cost of energy.

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The Energy Supplement saga

Word on the street is that the Australian Government is dumping plans to axe the Energy Supplement for new income payment recipients.

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The energy supplement remains under fire

The end of the Energy Supplement for many seems to be near, with the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending Carbon Tax Compensation) Bill 2017 being considered again in the Senate. 

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Fire Levy revisited

Tax experts agree that taxing land is a great way of raising tax, because land can't go anywhere. 

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