THE latest pension increase for those receiving the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carers Payment came into effect on 20 September 2013.
AT 4.40pm on election day, CPSA received by email the Coalition’s response to our election calls.
FORMER palliative care doctor and now campaigner, Dr Yvonne McMaster is running another petition to increase funding for palliative care in NSW.
“From today, single pensioners will see their pension rise by $9.35 per week and couples will get an extra $14 per week, thanks to pension indexation via Male Total Average Weekly Earnings,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.
“The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report Adult oral health and dental visiting in Australia released today displays the need for dental care to be incorporated into Medicare,” said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.
“Revelations of a nursing home resident’s wounds being infested by maggots is yet more damning evidence of why Australia needs an overhaul of nursing home regulation,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor (NT News, http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/09/12/324838_ntnews.html).