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


The rich cost more

Often we hear that poor Australians are a 'burden' on taxpayers, but it turns out that tax concessions for the richest 20 per cent of households cost us $68 billion every year. 

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Employers face jail for stolen super

Unscrupulous employers who don't pay their employees' superannuation guarantee will no longer be able to get off scot free. 

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Welfare reform bill: how will it affect you?

The passage of the Welfare Reform Bill on 27 March 2018 will bring with it a raft of changes to the welfare system.

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Big super funds tax credit cashback exemption

Retail and industry super funds would not technically be exempt from the federal Opposition's dividend tax credit cashback ban. However, in reality they would be.

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Pensioner guarantee: are you a pensioner?

The Federal Opposition's announcement of the pensioner guarantee has led to confusion about who is considered a pensioner and who is exempt from the no-cashback policy on dividend franking credits.  

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