Dec 9, 2008

Economic Security Strategy

Economic Security Strategy


The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

December 9 2008

The Rudd Labor Government’s Economic Security Strategy will begin to deliver for more than 21,000 pensioners and carers, and 7,600 families in Grayndler this week.

Pensioners will receive a down payment of $1,400 for singles and $2,100 for couples. Carers, disability support and aged pensioners, seniors and veterans will also benefit.

As well, people who are receiving a Carer Allowance will receive $1,000 for each eligible person being cared for.

7,600 Families receiving Family Tax Benefit A will also receive immediate financial support through the Strategy with a one-off payment of $1,000 for each eligible child in their care.

“These payments will provide a direct benefit to families, pensioners and carers. It will also provide a boost to the local economy,” said Anthony Albanese.