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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: 9news.com.au.

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. 

Cost Of Living Employment Politics

Care economy workers ‘the big winners’ in tax cuts overhaul

Workers in the care economy will significantly benefit from Labor’s redesigned stage three income tax cuts, with more than 97 per cent of aged and disability carers, childcare workers and nurses receiving a bigger tax cut than under the original plan. Source: The Australian.

Cost Of Living Politics

Coalition to wave through stage 3 tax cut changes

The Coalition has agreed at a partyroom meeting to wave through the Albanese Government’s changes to the stage 3 tax cuts. Source: ABC News.

Cost Of Living

Low-income earners unable to ‘budget’ out of cost-of-living crisis

People experiencing poverty and job insecurity are increasingly unable to budget their way out of financial crisis, a new report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence has found. Source: The Guardian. 

Cost Of Living Politics

Chalmers urges Opposition to back controversial tax cuts to ease cost of living

Legislation to change the controversial stage 3 cuts will be introduced into Parliament next week, with Treasurer Jim Chalmers insisting the tax cuts were designed to ease the cost of living. Source: The Age.

Charity Cost Of Living Mission

Emmanuel City Mission sees surge in demand

More people are seeing their budgets slip into the red with rises in rent, fuel and power bills, and the staff at Brisbane’s Emmanuel City Mission are seeing more newcomers through their door. Source: The Catholic Leader.