While the Government crows about our State's prosperity, too many people are being left behind. The cost of electricity and gas are rising. So in rent, the cost of  transport fares, and basics like food. Jo will fight to make sure no-one is left behind. 

Cost of living

Jo Haylen MP, Shadow Minister for Seniors and Cost of Living, has made an official complaint to the NSW Electoral Commission about the Nationals’ Regional Seniors Travel Card rort.

February 19, 2020

Cost of living

An expansion of the eligibility criteria of the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card has failed to include seniors who receive a carer’s payment or disability support pension. 

February 17, 2020

Cost of living

In what appears to be another major issue with the card, only seniors in receipt of the Aged Pension are able to apply, leaving some of the neediest and most vulnerable seniors in regional communities without access to the $250 scheme.

February 14, 2020

Cost of living

The Nationals have delayed the card, excluded whole communities, underfunded the card by $135 million and now veterans are being turned away when they try to apply. It’s just not good enough.

February 14, 2020

Cost of living

Labor is warning that the Nationals are disadvantaging seniors in rural and regional NSW already hit by drought and fires, after delaying the Regional Seniors Travel Card until February.

January 21, 2020

Cost of living

A question to the Minister for Customer Service.

November 20, 2019

Cost of living

The Government’s cost of living pressures are failing those who need it most, with 13.3% of all people in NSW living in poverty according to a damning report by the NSW Council of Social Services.

October 24, 2019

Cost of living

A question to the Minister for Energy and Environment.

October 16, 2019

Cost of living

I spoke on the Fines Amendment Bill (2019).

September 17, 2019

Cost of living

A question to the Minister for Customer Service.

August 06, 2019