“While CPSA sees the merit in reviewing the emergency services funding system, there seems to be a misunderstanding in the reasons behind why people may not have home and contents insurance” said Research and Policy Officer, Amelia Christie.
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has announced that electricity prices are to rise by 18 per cent on 1 July, two per cent higher than expected.
“CPSA welcomes the budget announcement that the Low Income Energy Rebate will be raised to $215 from 1 July”, said research and policy officer, Amelia Christie.
“The announcement that many council rates will be lifted will hit pensioners hard”, said Research/Policy Officer, Amelia Christie.
“The tight budgets of Pensioners and others on low incomes are likely to be strained further thanks to the passing of the Electricity Privatisation Bill through the Upper House”, said Research/Policy Officer, Amelia Christie.