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Nursing Home Accreditation Broken: Pensioners

15 February 2018

"CPSA welcomes the interim report regarding Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework by the Senate Committee on Community Affairs. As the report demonstrates, incidents like Oakden can occur for years right under the nose of regulators. Accreditation does not evaluate the actual care and support residents receive, rather the process focuses heavily on paperwork and ticking boxes", said CPSA Policy Officer, Eliza Littleton.

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Pensioners welcome NSW Government’s Energy Bill Relief Package, but Percentage-Based Rebate Still Needed

4 September 2017

"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

20 June 2017

"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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