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Nursing home assaults, sex attacks: How to FOI your region or town’s stats

Every November, the Australian Department of Health publishes the national nursing home reportable assault statistics. The Department does not provide a breakdown, let alone the names of the homes where these assaults occurred.

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Pensioners welcome NSW Government’s commitment to affordable rent for social housing tenants

"CPSA welcomes the NSW Government's decision to reject the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal's (IPART) that the pension supplement should be included in the calculation of rent for social housing tenants." said Ellis Blaikie, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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Pensioners welcome NSW Government’s energy bill relief package, but percentage-based rebate still needed

"CPSA welcomes the NSW Government's energy bill relief package, which will provide much needed emergency support for vulnerable households. With NSW energy bills set to reach record highs over the next year, the increase of the Low Income Household Rebate from $235 to $285 couldn't come soon enough. But CPSA is concerned that the NSW Government have not opted to introduce a percentage-based rebate, which is the only way to safeguard vulnerable households against skyrocketing bills." said Ellis Blaikie, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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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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