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Cost of Living Updates

No.23, June Qtr 2015

29 July 2015

A summary of cost of living changes in the June Quarter with relatively low price increases and a generally better quarter for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. There is no feature article in this issue.

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No.22, March Qtr 2015: Telecommunications

20 May 2015

A summary of cost of living changes in the March Quarter with relatively low price increases and a generally better quarter for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. This issue contains a feature on telecommunications and argues that telecommunications expenditure is essential, significant and regressive and that a re-think of telecommunications concessions is required.

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No. 21, December Qtr 2014

10 February 2015

A summary of cost of living changes in the December Quarter with relatively low price increases and a generally better quarter for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. There is no feature article in this issue.

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No. 20, September Quarter 2014

6 November 2014

A summary of cost of living changes in the September Quarter with relatively low price increases and a generally better quarter for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. There is no feature article in this issue.

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No. 19, June Quarter 2014: Health

31 July 2014

Cost of living figures for the June Quarter with a special focuses on health. Health care prices have gone up at double the inflation rate over the last decade and represent a significant cost and hardship to a number of households. The report also analyses the cost of living impacts of Federal Budget health measures.

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No. 18 March Quarter 2014

29 May 2014

A summary of cost of living changes in the first three months of 2014, with electricity prices again hiking by 8.3% and Aged Pension and other welfare recipients' cost of living rising faster than the CPI. There is no feature issue in this Update.

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No. 17 December Quarter 2013: Concessions

3 February 2014

The latest Cost of Living Update shows that over the last 5 years key government concessions have failed to keep pace with rapidly rising prices. 

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No. 16 September Quarter 2013: Housing

1 November 2013

The latest Cost of Living Update released today shows that over 100,000 South Australian households, including over 31,000 low income renters, are experiencing housing stress in their weekly budget.

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No. 15 June Quarter 2013: Telecommunications

1 August 2013

Expenditure on phone and internet connectivity is important to social inclusion and represents a significant proportion of household expenditure. This is especially the case for low income households for whom telecommunications expenditure takes up a greater proportion of their weekly expenditure than it does for households with higher incomes.

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No. 14 March Quarter 2013: Education

1 May 2013

For many people, such as those low income families struggling to send children to school, or adults in post-secondary education living on Youth Allowances, Austudy or Abstudy, education expenditure is important and a basic necessity. Indeed, given the importance of education and the sacrifices many parents make for children, it is an expenditure which will often be prioritised over other household essentials.

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