We are urging the Government to use this Budget to address some major and urgent inequities in our society. Some initiatives we have asked for previously. These include an increase in Commonwealth Rent Assistance and improvements to Newstart and other allowances.
COTA now welcomes the exposure draft of the Bill and the opportunity to put a submission to the Committee. In our Submission we focus on a few key issues that we believe the Committee should consider in its examination of the exposure draft.
COTA welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Select Committee on Electricity Prices. There have been numerous articles in the media in many countries, including Australia, on the adverse impact of rising energy costs on older people, particularly those who are on fixed incomes.