The Energy Supplement Saga

Article published 19 March 2018

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Word on the street is that the Australian Government is dumping plans to axe the Energy Supplement for new income payment recipients.

The legislation to end this supplement, worth $14.10 a fortnight to single pensioners, was introduced to parliament May 2017 and has been sitting with the House of Representatives since late last year.

The Daily Telegraph reported that passing this legislation has been abandoned by the Government, although there has been no official statement made by the Minister.

This may be reassuring news but we won’t know for sure whether we have dodged this bullet until it has been confirmed by the top office.

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