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Surplus hits $12 Billion, but pensioners miss out on help with energy bills

"CPSA welcomes the NSW Government's ongoing support for pensioners, with the continuation of energy rebates to ease the cost of living. But with power prices set to skyrocket in the next year, many pensioners will be left out in the cold unless further assistance is delivered urgently. With a Budget surplus of $12 Billion and a looming energy crisis, this is a missed opportunity." said Ellis Blaikie, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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Pension age to 70: where are the jobs?

"The Government's push to raise the pension age to 70 is a cynical money-saving policy that will throw tens of thousands of post-babyboomers on the Newstart scrap heap. Anyone born in or after 1966 should be very worried", said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.

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Budget 2017-18: Some good news but pension age still 70

"CPSA welcomes the one-off Energy Assistance Payment, and the return of the Pension Concession Card to victims of the 2017 change to the age pension asset test, but the Government will not rest until Age Pension qualification age is increased to 70." said Ellis Blaikie, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

Read more: Budget 2017-18: Some good news but pension age still 70

NSW Government sees the light: unanimous upper house support to keep nurses in nursing homes

"CPSA welcomes the NSW Government's support for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party bill to reinstate the requirement for nursing homes to have a Registered Nurse on duty around the clock, which has been passed unanimously in the NSW upper house today." said Ellis Blaikie, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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A mere review of aged care won’t cut it, Minister: CPSA calls for a Royal Commission into Aged Care

"CPSA is concerned that Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt's Review of Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes is pre-ordained to find that the system overall works very well." said Paul Versteege, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

Read more: A mere review of aged care won’t cut it, Minister: CPSA calls for a Royal Commission into Aged Care

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