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Cost Of Living Politics Welfare

Inflation still a Budget concern: Albanese

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has further dampened the hopes of those looking for welfare increases in the May Budget, saying it was important that fiscal policy matched monetary policy to see off inflation. Source: Australian Financial Review.

Cost Of Living Welfare

Advocates urge immediate increase to JobSeeker payments

Some of Australia’s lowest income earners are struggling to stay financially afloat as JobSeeker payments fail to keep up with rising living costs, advocates warn. Source: The Australian.

Cost Of Living HIgher Education

Pressure mounts on Government to overhaul ‘unfair’ HECS system

Former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry has backed an urgent overhaul of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) system, saying it is worsening the inequality gap between younger Australians and older generations. Source:

Cost Of Living Politics

Albanese hints at Budget help with energy bills

Households hoping for cost-of-living relief will welcome comments from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese yesterday that hinted at extended energy price help in this year’s federal Budget. Source:

Cost Of Living

Hundreds tell Senate committee they are struggling to afford the basics

A Senate committee which launched an inquiry into the cost of living asked Australians to share their experiences and they have responded – more than 900 by the latest count. Source: ABC News.

Cost Of Living Welfare

Five million Australians to benefit from boost to welfare payments

Recipients of the age and disability support pensions, carers and single parents are among the five million Australians who will receive boosts to their payments this month as indexation is applied to the benefits. Source: The Australian.

Cost Of Living Politics

Labor’s reworked stage 3 tax cuts pass Senate

The Albanese Government’s reworked stage 3 tax cuts passed the Senate yesterday, giving every working Australian a reduced tax bill as politicians look for solutions to the cost-of-living crisis. Source:

Charity Cost Of Living

New ACT Vinnies chief says housing crisis a ‘national emergency’

The St Vincent de Paul Society ACT’s new president has described Australia’s rise in the cost of living and housing unaffordability as both a crisis and a national emergency. Source: Catholic Voice.

Cost Of Living Welfare

Labor announces $14.4m for emergency food relief programs

The Albanese Government has announced $14.4 million for emergency food relief programs nationwide to respond to the growing cost of living crisis. Source: The Guardian.