CPSA will today join welfare and community groups including the Australian Council of Social Service and the Single Parents’ Action Group to protest against the 40% funding cut to the NSW Welfare Rights Centre.
“CPSA strongly condemns the 40% funding cut to the Welfare Rights Centre announced today, which will hurt the most disadvantaged people in NSW, who NSW Community Services (the funder) claims it supports”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.
“Overall, CPSA would have preferred a more thorough and principled approach to super reform, which has now taken the form of a combination of increased tax revenue and improved social equity outcomes,” said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.
CPSA calls on all sides of politics to support the Henry Tax Review recommendations to ensure that super tax concessions help those who need it rather than those who would rather not pay tax.
“Pensioners are looking forward to their pension increase on 20 March where singles on the maximum rate will receive an extra $17.90 per week while couples will receive an extra $27 (combined)”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.