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

Guardian Surety Bond scheme canned

The 'unlawful' surety bond scheme has been scrapped and the NSW Government apologetically concedes. 

Read more: Guardian Surety Bond scheme canned

Making death cheaper for Government

Another proposed cut to welfare payments and this time it is the Bereavement Allowance. 

Read more: Making death cheaper for Government

Pension processing times up

The Government wants to increase waiting times for the Age Pension, putting savings before people again. 

Read more: Pension processing times up

Ungapping super

The estimated gap in unpaid superannuation in Australia is staggering and workers deserve answers. 

Read more: Ungapping super

Newstart to become Oldstart?

If passed, the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 would create a new Jobseeker Payment to replace a number of working age social security payments including Newstart. 

Read more: Newstart to become Oldstart?

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