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.


No concessions on pensioner concessions!

The NSW Election will be held on 28 March 2015. One of the issues the current NSW Government has to deal with has been created by the Federal Government.

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Affordability takes the cake in electricity complaints

NSW’s Energy and Water Ombudsman (EWON) received a record number of complaints over the last year, with 37,485 cases being opened.

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Life Support Rebate

Do you receive the Life Support Rebate on your electricity?

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Are concessions working for you?

ARE you eligible for a concession? Was it difficult to access? Does it provide adequate support, making an essential service affordable?

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“Freecall” numbers finally free for all calls

FINALLY, 1800 NUMBERS are soon to be free for all callers.

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