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


Downsizing house, upsizing super

From 1 July 2018, if you are 65 or over, and you are downsizing, the Government has created a new tax break for you.

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From welfare to bad

What's in store for pensioners if the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 passes the Senate? 

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Centrelink scam

Centrelink is warning about a 'subsidy benefit' scam email, which has been sent to people. The email looks as though it originates from Centrelink. It doesn't.

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Beating term deposits to the end

The Global Financial Crisis, which started in October 2007, was the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Correction: SMSF supervisory levy

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds will not face an increase in the Supervisory Levy. 

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