SHADOW Treasurer, Joe Hockey, recently made statements about Australia’s welfare system, criticising “universal entitlement”.
ANOTHER July, another whack to household electricity bills.
“Aged care reform measures announced today are so far removed from the Productivity’s Commission recommendations that the Commission might as well not have bothered”, said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege.
“A nationwide survey by the Australia Institute for Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association (attached below) has found that two-in-three Australians reject the notion that anyone should be forced to sell or reverse mortgage the family home to access aged care, as proposed by the Productivity Commission report ‘Caring for Older Australians’”, said CPSA Senior Policy/Research Officer, Antoine Mangion.
"Every lead-up to the Federal Budget is the same for aged care providers: an opportunity to cry poor", said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege in response to a call by the National Aged Care Alliance for urgent action in the Sydney area.
“CPSA is alarmed at the prospect that the Carbon Tax compensation may be eaten up by public housing rent increases” said Amelia Christie, CPSA Research and Policy Officer.