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.


Negotiating a better electricity deal

GETTING a better electricity deal is hard work: there’s no doubt about that. It’s difficult to work out what the actual difference in your bill might be and whether the discount offered will be cheaper in the long run. But making the effort is well worth it.

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Poles and wires sell off spells bad news for NSW

DEPENDING on the outcome of the State Election in March, taxpayers may no longer be the sole owners of NSW’s electricity poles and wires.

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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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