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.

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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Energy Affordability Package: devil’s in the detail

When the NSW Government announced that electricity retailers would have to place rebate recipients on the best value plan, CPSA thought it was too good to be true.

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Green Slip refunds

If you are a car owner, a partial refund on your Compulsory Third Party (CTP) car insurance will be offered to you from 1 December 2017 after action by the NSW Government to reduce premiums.

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