Income Media

Pension increases, Newstart lags further behind

“Full rate pensioners across the country can expect an increase to their pensions of $9.35 per week for singles and $14 per week for couples in the next bi-annual pension increase coming into effect on 20 September,” said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Older unemployed need a fair go

"CPSA welcomes the Greens taking the initiative on older jobseekers who are largely shut out of the workforce”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Lacklustre budget for those most in need

Today’s NSW Budget failed to deliver the long-term structural reform needed to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in NSW.

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Abbott to stop pension indexation?

“Pensioners have expressed horror at suggestions today that an Abbott-led government may cease regular indexation of the pension, as per a recommendation made by the Howard Government’s 1996 National Audit of Commission,”[1] said Senior Policy Advisor, Charmaine Crowe.

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Abbott tells pensioners they can keep the carbon tax compo but dole compo and low income super concessions to go

“Pensioners breathe a sigh of relief as Tony Abbott announces that should the Coalition come into power, pensioners will be able to hang onto their carbon tax compensation,” said CPSA Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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