Income

All pensions and allowances must provide for a modest standard of living. Pensions and allowances must ensure that income support recipients with little or no private income can cover the cost of essential goods and services. 

There should be an equitable and adequate retirement income strategy to cater for the many people for whom superannuation will not provide sufficient income for a modest retirement.

Read CPSA's full income policy here


Unpaid super costing taxpayers

Who loses out the most when employees aren't paid the super they're entitled to? You, the taxpayer.

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Budget 2017: Newstart for over 55s

From 20 September 2018, Newstart recipients aged 55 to 59 will only be able to meet up to half of their participation requirements through volunteering.

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Budget 2017: Pension residency change

A nasty little measure has to do with residency requirements to be eligible for the Age or Disability Support Pension (DSP).

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Budget 2017: Return of the PCC

Those who lost their pension on 1 January 2017 as a result of the changes to the pension asset test will be given back their Pensioner Concession Card.

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Budget 2017: What the Government is not doing

The Government has said that it is withdrawing a number of measures from previous Budgets. These are measures it has been unable to get through Parliament.

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