Lismore council to lobby MPs over pension cuts

Lismore City Council Chambers.
Lismore City Council Chambers.

LISMORE City Council has voted to raise its concerns over cuts to single-parent's welfare payments with local MPs Janelle Saffin and Justine Elliott.

In introducing the motion, Cr Battista noted that 21% of families in the Lismore LGA are single-parented, versus the national average of 16%.

The cuts are expected to save the Federal government $728 million over four years but will cost single parents up to $223 a fortnight.

Cr Battista said the cuts would have a major impact on the Lismore area. Cr Clough noted that single-parents were the 'life-blood' of the community.

Cr Ritchie noted that Ms Saffin had already spoken against the decision in Parliament.

Topics:  janelle saffin, justine elliot, lismore city council




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Renovated, North-Facing... $279,000
Town House 2 1 1
Owners Want This Sold... $1,095,000
Apartment 3 2 2
Save Money and Buy Brand... $515,000
House 4 2 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Tweed jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
Spirelight Brand... Tweed Heads Full Time
PA/ LEGAL SECRETARY/... Ocean Shores Full Time
Looking for a Cabinet... Tweed Heads Contract


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Virgo

You may need to limit your choices and destinations if travel is on the cards. Your plans will have to fit your budget. You have to crawl...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save