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ACOSS: Prime Minister Abbott has a promise to keep on poverty

25 September 2013  |  

New Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised to “not leave anyone behind”, saying Australia will best flourish when every Australian has the chance to do as well as they can.In the article below, first published today in New Matilda, Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) CEO Cassandra Goldie welcomes his intention. To keep the promise, she says, the new government needs to shape an accord to address rising unemployment and tackle structural tax reform. ——————————————————————————————————— By Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

By under Advocacy, Federal Budget, Federal election, Uncategorized
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BUDGET ANALYSIS: Energy costs soar when there’s no power over efficiency

10 July 2012  |  

With the introduction of the carbon price this month, the price of energy is very much in the news. But anyone speaking out on concerns for Victorian households struggling to cover the rising costs of essentials should spare a thought for those who have little power over the amount of energy and water they use.

By under Budget, Carbon Price, cost of living, Essential Services, Federal Budget, rental standards, State Politics