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Disability Care welcomed, but it’s a band-aid budget for the unemployed and over 65s

Newstart

“The changes to Newstart are cold comfort for most unemployed, especially people aged between 50 and 64 who on average spend more than 12 months on the payment”, said CPSA Senior Policy Advisor Amelia Christie.

Read more: Disability Care welcomed, but it’s a band-aid budget for the unemployed and over 65s

CPSA responds to super changes: Tax free super for over 60s abolished

“Overall, CPSA would have preferred a more thorough and principled approach to super reform, which has now taken the form of a combination of increased tax revenue and improved social equity outcomes,” said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.

Read more: CPSA responds to super changes: Tax free super for over 60s abolished

Pensioners say: Super tax concessions for those who need them only

CPSA calls on all sides of politics to support the Henry Tax Review recommendations to ensure that super tax concessions help those who need it rather than those who would rather not pay tax.

Read more: Pensioners say: Super tax concessions for those who need them only

Pensions go up but threatened by Abbott

“Pensioners are looking forward to their pension increase on 20 March where singles on the maximum rate will receive an extra $17.90 per week while couples will receive an extra $27 (combined)”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

Read more: Pensions go up but threatened by Abbott

Drop in deeming rates long overdue

“Part pensioners are breathing a sigh of relief that the deeming rates have finally been lowered”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

Read more: Drop in deeming rates long overdue