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


Newstart to become Oldstart?

If passed, the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 would create a new Jobseeker Payment to replace a number of working age social security payments including Newstart. 

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Energy rebates for people with medical conditions

Energy prices are on the up and up and there are no signs that they will be slowing down anytime soon.

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Inflation and your pension

A long time ago and in a galaxy far, far away, wages and salaries used to go up from one quarter to the next.

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FSC and CBUS: The super dupers

Retail superannuation funds lobbying for more competition among super funds?

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Pension age to 70: where are the jobs?

Cast your mind back to May 2014 and the Liberal/National Government's first Budget since coming into office.

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