Cost of Living Media

Pensioners welcome concessions commitment

“Pensioners are pleased that the NSW Coalition have committed to funding pensioner and seniors concessions for another three years should they be re-elected,” said CPSA Manager, Research and Advocacy, Amelia Christie.

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State & Territory pensioner concessions face the chop come 1 July

Pensioners stand to lose critical state and territory concessions and rebates from 1 July 2014 as part of the Australian Government’s budget cuts.

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People in insecure housing to lose out from IPART’s steep exit fee cap

“People in insecure housing are going to lose out as a result of IPART’s decision to cap electricity early termination fees at a whopping $130[1],” said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Pensioners call for fire levy safety net

“Pensioners are over-represented among home owners who have no building insurance, not because they are trying to dodge the current fire levy but because they simply cannot afford the premiums”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Is the NSW Pensioner Water Rebate also at risk?

“The NSW Government should state its position on the future of the Pensioner Water Rate Rebate, because in country areas, this rebate is linked to the Pensioner Council Rate Rebate, which has been the target of possible cuts[1]”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Charmaine Crowe.

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