NSW Government bill relief for energy customers
Households struggling to pay their energy bills during COVID-19 now have access to additional financial support directly through Service NSW and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, thanks to a $30 million boost to the government's emergency support Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA)...
More information to support tenants and landlords
The ACT Government will be providing information to tenants, landlords and real estate agents to help all parties understand their rights and obligations during this difficult and uncertain period. Initiative: Rent relief Initiative: Eviction moratorium
Energy consumers protected
We are already acting to support energy consumers with our $985 million stimulus package that caps energy prices for 12 months and will waive the first quarterly bill after April 1 2020 for small business customers and community service organisations. Initiative: No disconnections
Palaszczuk Government unveils $4 billion package to support health, jobs, households and Queensland
The Palaszczuk Government will invest an additional $4 billion in measures to support Queenslanders' health, their jobs and businesses. Initiative: Utilities Assistance Package
Initial economic survival package to support Territory economy
The ACT Government has announced an economic survival package as the first phase in our plan to protect as many jobs as possible and support Canberra households and businesses. Initiative: Rebates of $150 on residential rates Initiative: Rebate for residential utilities
Saving private health 1: reining in hospital costs and specialist bills
Private health insurance premiums could be cut by up to 10 per cent if private hospitals were made more efficient and stopped over-servicing, according to this Grattan Institute report. The report also highlights the additional costs generated by a handful of ‘greedy’ doctors charging their...
Energy rebates for low income households
The NSW energy rebates budget is substantial and the distribution arrangements are complex. The objective of the audit was to assess whether the current design and distribution of energy rebates schemes is effective.
The immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia
This inquiry into Australia's childcare sector recommends that the government rescind its proposed budget changes.