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Pensioner energy rebate wiped out by electricity price hike

From 1 July electricity prices will jump by an average of 17.3% across NSW, increasing bills by $216 to $316 per year.

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Garnaut’s compo plan for pensioners a good start

“Pensioners welcome Professor Ross Garnaut’s call that they be protected if a price on carbon is set”, said CPSA Policy Coordinator Charmaine Crowe.

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Pensioners call for energy & water efficiency measures: NSW Greens plan a start

“The NSW Greens ‘Affordable and Sustainable NSW’ plan is laudable, but CPSA questions how much it will help cut energy and water bills for pensioners and other low-income earners”, said Charmaine Crowe, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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The NSW energy rebate bonanza: but will single pensioners lose it before they get it?

“Pensioners are pleased that both major political parties in NSW will increase the energy rebate if elected in March”, said Charmaine Crowe, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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Pensioners question definition of ‘doing it tough’ on $150,000

Premier Kristina Keneally’s ‘Fairness for Families’ re-election package will help pensioners with energy costs, but pensioners question the fairness of handing out $250 in energy rebates to people earning $150,000 per year”, said Charmaine Crowe, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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