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Consumers abandoned by financial advice reforms

“The financial planning industry will be rubbing its hands together in glee following the Abbott Government’s proposal to scrap key reforms in the Future of Financial Advice package that aimed to protect Australians from getting a raw deal,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.

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CPSA welcomes appointment to Board of Cemeteries Agency

“The Cemeteries and Crematoria Bill 2013 that passed the NSW Parliament has some positive amendments in it that will hopefully mean that there are some protections against price gouging by an industry that doesn’t have the best record in acting in the interests of bereaved families,” said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Tax Office and Centrelink ignore elderly who are not online

“Changes at the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and Centrelink mean that some Australian pensioners who need to submit a tax return are left in limbo”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Save Welfare Rights Rally: Today, 12.30, Farrer Place, Sydney

CPSA will today join welfare and community groups including the Australian Council of Social Service and the Single Parents’ Action Group to protest against the 40% funding cut to the NSW Welfare Rights Centre. 

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CPSA appalled by 40% funding cut to Welfare Rights

“CPSA strongly condemns the 40% funding cut to the Welfare Rights Centre announced today, which will hurt the most disadvantaged people in NSW, who NSW Community Services (the funder) claims it supports”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.

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