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Cost of living relief for Capricornia

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Coalition Government’s plan for a stronger future provides cost of living relief to take the pressure off household budgets.

“Around 59,100 taxpayers in Capricornia will benefit from tax relief of up to $1,500 this year, made up of the $1,080 low and middle income tax offset and a $420 cost of living tax offset,” Ms Landry said.

“The Government’s Tax Plan has already benefited 69,800 in Capricornia.”

The Government is introducing a new temporary, targeted, and responsible cost of living package to take the pressure off household budgets.

In Capricornia, these payments will be delivered to:

  • 14,851 pensioners;
  • 4,782 disability support recipients;
  • 1,603 carers;
  • 8,234 jobseekers; and
  • 12,626 eligible self-funded retirees.

Ms Landry said together, with the recent pension increases, this will see the 14,851 pensioners in Capricornia receive more than $500 in additional support over the next 6 months, when they need it most.

“Since we were elected in 2013, pensions have increased by $179.20 per fortnight for singles and by $270 per fortnight for couples,” Ms Landry said.

“Events abroad are pushing up cost of living pressures. That’s why we are taking practical measures now – by cutting fuel excise in half.

“Australians will save 22 cents a litre every time they fill up their car for the next six months.

“This will help the owners of around 82,000 passenger vehicles in Capricornia.

“This could mean a saving of $30 a week for a family with two cars, or $700 over the next six months.”

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