Telecommunications are an essential part of modern life, and the increasing demand for usage impacts everyone, especially those on the lowest of incomes.
SACOSS is the South Australian Council of Social Service, the peak body for the non-government health and community services sector in South Australia.
SACOSS does not accept poverty, inequity or injustice. We will be a powerful and representative voice that leads and supports our community to take actions that achieve our vision of justice, opportunity and shared wealth for all South Australians. We will hold to account governments, business, and communities for actions that disadvantage vulnerable people
New report calls for concession re-think on telecommunications
205,000 households across South Australia to benefit from new concession
SACOSS today welcomes the state government’s confirmation that it will cover the cost of the Council Rate Concession no longer funded by the federal government. The concession will increase from $190 to $200 per year with payments made directly to pensioner households. In addition pensioners and low income renters will benefit with a new $100 per year payment to help offset very real cost of living pressures.
SACOSS Welcomes AER Decision on SA Power Networks Proposal
SACOSS is extremely heartened by the AER SA Power Networks Draft Decision for 2015 – 20, having previously called for a minimum saving of at least $193 cut per customer.