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What the State Budget means for FiftyUps

What the State Budget means for FiftyUps

Not too many losers in Mike Baird’s first budget as Premier, which is not so surprising, knowing he faces an election in nine months. Pleasingly, any references or imposts to older Australians were conspicuously absent from the document. But does that mean FiftyUps in NSW came through the budget scot-free? No, according to our latest Member Poll. We asked the […]

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Older Queenslanders say Enough is Enough on Power Prices

Older Queenslanders say Enough is Enough on Power Prices

The FiftyUp Club is launching a Power Price Petition calling on the Queensland State Government to ensure electricity reforms don’t drive up power prices for older Australians. Electricity prices will rise yet again on July 1, costing the average household an extra $190 a year. This comes after a huge 22.6 per cent rise in 2013. The FiftyUp Club’s Power […]

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Will privatising Electricity drive prices up or down?

Will privatising Electricity drive prices up or down?

It now seems almost certain that NSW Premier Mike Baird is planning the sale of NSW’s electricity transmission network, or at least some of it for now. Premier Baird will take a 49 per cent sale of the state’s $30 billion electricity network to the next election, according to the Daily Telegraph. In Queensland we’ve seen similar moves with the […]

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July 1 Power Price Changes: What it means for you

July 1 Power Price Changes: What it means for you

There are big changes coming to the way electricity is charged in NSW and Queensland on July 1, and how it affects you will all depend on where you are and what sort of customer you are. Both states will deregulate electricity prices, as Victoria did in 2009 and South Australia did this year. That means no more government price […]

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