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Source: Government of South Australia

The Marshall Liberal Government has created a new “one-stop-shop” webpage, developed for South Australians so they can more easily and quickly find a range of initiatives available to help ease cost of living pressures.

The Better budgets website has been designed to improve access to information and resources in areas including energy, education, health, transport and money management.

It is the first time this information has been available in a single, digital destination.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the Liberal Government recognised cost of living was a priority for South Australians.

“The Liberal Government is committed to easing cost of living pressures for South Australians,” said Minister Lensink.

“We recognised that there was no one place for South Australians to quickly and easily find cost of living initiatives available to them.

“We know that every little bit helps and our new ‘one-stop-shop’ Better Budgets webpage will go a long way in helping South Australians ensure they are getting the best services and deals available to them in everything from energy and water bills to sports vouchers and school fees.

“These days people are time poor, so putting everything together so they can find information that benefits them in a financial sense is our goal.

“As we head into summer, South Australians can receive help with their energy and water bills. For example, the new Better budgets website leads people to a Federal Government website called ‘Energy Made Easy’ which helps all South Australians decipher whether they are on the best energy and gas deals in the market.

“I urge South Australians to head to the new webpage and see if they could be saving dollars in their households.

“We’d also like to hear from people using the Better budgets web page about what else we could potentially add to the page to make it more useful.”

The page links users with a range of resources including:

• Energy and water – how to shop around for an energy deal or lower your water usage

• Housing – accessing private rental assistance or HomeStart finance

• Education – help with paying school fees or travel allowances for school children

• Transport – accessing taxi fare subsidies or transport concessions

• Money management – preparing for retirement or help with managing debt

• Health – how to shop around for private health insurance or access government funded aged care services. Visit the Better budgets website at www.sa.gov.au/betterbudgets

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