THE AUSTRALIAN Government has finally noticed what pensioners could have told them yonks ago: electricity prices are out of control.
The funding of NSW’s emergency services is under review. Currently the bulk of funding (74 per cent) is provided by a tax on insurance companies while the remaining gap is paid by the NSW and Local Governments.
WITH the NSW Budget including a 12.5 per cent increase to traffic fines, we at CPSA thought it was best that we point out a new initiative aimed at assisting people pay off fine-related debt without coughing up most of their pension.
THE NSW Government has decided to not go ahead with plans to phase out electric hot water systems, arguing that the cost of doing so would be too high for consumers.
ELECTRICITY prices are set to soar by even more than expected, with the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) announcing that the average price rise after 1 July will be 18 per cent, two percentage points higher than predicted.