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Lower pension deeming rates now!

26 June 2019

WITH one interest rate now announced by the Reserve Bank and another one or two coming, it’s time the Australian Government reviewed the deeming rates used to assess the income pensioners get from their bank accounts and term deposits.

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Find your rebates and discounts!

26 June 2019

THE NSW Government is now helping you find rebates and savings that are relevant to you. Service NSW has rolled out its Cost of Living service, which can identify which of the 70 rebates and savings you are eligible for.

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Save on energy with NSW Energy Switch

26 June 2019

ENERGY Switch is a free Service NSW online tool that allows you to compare the electricity and gas plans of all NSW household electricity providers, and switch effortlessly to a different plan if you want to.

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Bupa Traralgon Class Action

26 June 2019

BUPA aged care is in trouble. Eleven out of 76 are currently the subject of compliance action and a further 19 have been the subject of compliance action in recent times.

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Aged care: is a blunt instrument being sharpened?

26 June 2019

How much does it cost to look after a nursing home resident given their health and needs? The current system comes up with a figure, but nobody really knows what it is based on. Time to change from a blunt funding instrument to a sharp one.

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Regional Transport Seniors Card: $250

26 June 2019

STARTING on 1 January 2020, the Regional Transport Seniors Card will provide a credit of $250 a year to be used towards fuel, taxi fares in rural and regional NSW and pre-booked NSW TrainLink train and coach services.

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NBN: landline phone only options

26 June 2019

YOU are going to have to engage with the NBN if you want to keep your good old-fashioned home telephone. That old telephone will run through the NBN internet network, whether you have a computer or not.

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Digital life after death

26 June 2019

WHAT happens to our online accounts when we die? With so much information and transaction being online these days, you want to find out.

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LETTERS from readers, July 2019

26 June 2019

Email voice@cpsa.org.au , if you would like to write to CPSA to have your views and comments published online and in the monthly print version of THE VOICE, CPSA’s newsletter.

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RBA cut: Government must lower pension deeming rates now!

4 June 2019

“With one interest rate now announced and another one or two coming, it’s time the Government reviewed the deeming rates used to assess the income pensioners get from their bank accounts and term deposits”, said CPSA Policy Manager, Paul Versteege.

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ACCC takes BUPA to court

28 May 2019

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking Bupa Aged Care Australia Pty Ltd to court. That's something the spick-spanking new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission can't do.

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