CPSA will again limit its submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) on the Local Government Rating Revenue review to the pensioner council rebates.
CPSA is disappointed that IPART has recommended the abolition of the pensioner concession rate concession and its substitution by a rate deferral scheme. CPSA notes that, in public statements on the day of the draft report’s publication, the Local Government Minister Paul Toole was at pains to point out that the Government would “not be doing anything that disadvantages pensioners.” Minister Toole is clearly aware that pensioners would consider a rate deferral scheme to replace a rebate scheme as something that disadvantages them.
CPSA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 and notes that this submission has been prepared in consultation with Carers NSW.
CPSA welcomes the opportunity to comment on The Treasury’s ‘the Objective of Superannuation’ discussion paper.
CPSA's submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015.
CPSA's submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission's national inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disability.