Cost of Living Media

$15 rebate increase not nearly enough to keep up with costs

“CPSA welcomes the budget announcement that the Low Income Energy Rebate will be raised to $215 from 1 July”, said research and policy officer, Amelia Christie.

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Council Rate Rises to Hit Pensioners Hard

“The announcement that many council rates will be lifted will hit pensioners hard”, said Research/Policy Officer, Amelia Christie.

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Pensioners to be hit with yet another electricity hike thanks to sale

“The tight budgets of Pensioners and others on low incomes are likely to be strained further thanks to the passing of the Electricity Privatisation Bill through the Upper House”, said Research/Policy Officer, Amelia Christie.

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Super age limit not lifted on all super contributions

Age discrimination continues

“Despite efforts to abolish the age limit of 75 for super contributions, the changes only apply to compulsory Employer contributions”, said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.

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Pensioners welcome compo, but won't be switching to clean energy anytime soon

Pensioners are heartened that they will be compensated for the expected 0.7% increase in the cost of living under a price on carbon, but call for more help to make their homes energy efficient.

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