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Briefing Note: COVID-19 and South Australian Jobs

20 May 2020

An analysis of the April 2020 ABS Labour Force data for SA which shows an underlying unemployment rate of 10.8% (not the headline 7.2%) and nearly a quarter of a million South Australians looking for work or more work.

Download: Briefing Note - COVID-19 and SA Jobs

Adelaide Park Lands Dry Area - Feb 2020

23 February 2020

Submission opposing the Adelaide City Council proposal to create a permanent 24/7 Dry Area in all Adelaide Park Lands.

Download Submission on proposed Adelaide Park Lands Dry Area

Increasing access to the home battery scheme for rentals

4 February 2020

The South Australian government through the Department for Energy and Mining sought views on making the Home Battery Scheme accessible to renters and landlords. SACOSS is supportive of access to technologies such as solar PV for rental households to reduce energy bills, however our research indicates that it is not a clear or simple proposition what benefits would accrue for a tenant or landlord with the addition of batteries to a household solar system.

Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on SA Power Networks' 2020-25 Revised Regulatory Proposal

16 January 2020

Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on SA Power Networks' 2020-25 Revised Regulatory Proposal

Download: Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on SA Power Networks' 2020-25 Revised Regulatory Proposal

Fact Sheet: Better freedoms or bigger burden?

10 January 2020

On 29 August 2019, the Attorney-General released exposure drafts of three draft bills, which together form a legislative package on religious freedom. On 10 December 2019, the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General released second exposure drafts of the three bills.

SACOSS, together with our colleagues at ACOSS, along with a number of other peak bodies and industry groups, have raised a number of concerns about the exposure draft and its likely impacts on our workplaces and on broader community relations.

Submission to ESCOSA on SA Water's 2020-2024 Regulatory Business Proposal: 'Our Plan' 2020

19 December 2019

Submission to ESCOSA on SA Water's 2020-2024 Regulatory Business Proposal: 'Our Plan' 2020 

Download: Submission to ESCOSA on SA Water's 2020-2024 Regulatory Business Proposal: 'Our Plan' 2020 

SACOSS 72nd Annual Report 2018-19

20 November 2019

The SACOSS 72nd Annual Report 2018-19 highlights a year of change, and how SACOSS has worked within it to advocate for justice, equality and shared opportunity in South Australia. We have begun working with new governments at both State and Federal levels, though naturally much of our work has focused on our relationships within the State.

Senate Inquiry into Regional Inequality

18 November 2019

The SACOSS Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics' inquiry into regional inequality focuses on regional poverty, the digital divide and the importance of local community organisations. The submissions makes 7 recommendations, including raising the rate of Newstart, subsiding NBN costs for households on income support, and ensuring government health and community service procurement operations properly recognise the social capital of local non-government organisations.

Submission to the Department for Energy and Mining on the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme Review: Directions Paper

1 November 2019

Submission to the Department for Energy and Mining on the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme Review: Directions Paper

Download: Submission to the Department for Energy and Mining on the Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme Review: Directions Paper

Briefing Note: SACOSS' Land Tax and Public Housing Investment Proposal

24 October 2019

Download the Briefing Note: SACOSS Land Tax and Public Housing Proposal

The SACOSS proposals are that the government’s bill be amended to: