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Productivity Commission National Water Reform 2020 final report

3 September 2021

Some information on the  Productivity Commission National Water Reform 2020 final report is listed below, together with some background on water supply arrangements in SA. 

Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on the Rate of Return Omnibus Papers

1 September 2021

Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on the Rate of Return Omnibus Papers

Download: Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on the Rate of Return Omnibus Papers

Privatisation of Public Services

15 July 2021

The SACOSS submission to the Legislative Council Select Committee Inquiry into Privatisation of Public Services in South Australia focuses on the impact of privatisation on income and wealth inequality. It argues that inequality will be increased where service outsourcing is based on lower labour costs outside of government, or where the rate of return to capital from privatised services is greater than the rate of economic growth, or where the pattern of consumption of a privatised good or service is more regressive than the state tax base.

SACOSS Submission to Government of South Australia’s Draft Water Security Statement 2021

24 June 2021

The State Government’s draft Water Security Statement provides an overview of water security status for key population centres and water resources across South Australia, and includes ten strategic priorities for water security to July 2024.

In response to the draft Statement, SACOSS recommends that:

Response to Review of the SA Associations Incorporation Act

23 June 2021

The Associations Incorporation Act is the governing legislation for many community organisations in South Australia. While a review of the Act was long overdue, the SACOSS response to proposed draft amendments to the Act argues that there was a need for greater consultation or co-design in the review, and that contrary to the stated intention, some of the proposed amendments would increase red-tape or threaten the autonomy of the sector.

Submission to the Economic and Finance Committee Inquiry into Embedded Networks in South Australia

13 May 2021

Submission to the Economic and Finance Committee Inquiry into Embedded Networks in South Australia

Download: Submission to the Economic and Finance Committee Inquiry into Embedded Networks in South Australia

2021-22 Federal Budget SA Policy Brief

12 May 2021

This Briefing Note lists South Australian specific health and community services initiatives in the 2021-22 Federal Budget. It does not summarise all Commonwealth spending in SA, but is designed to complement analysis from ACOSS on the budget as a whole, and just highlights SA-specific initiatives which may otherwise have slipped under the radar.

Download Budget SA Policy Brief

Submission to ESCOSA on the Prepayment Meter System Code Review

11 May 2021

Submission to ESCOSA on the Prepayment Meter System Code Review

Submission to the Department for Human Services on the Review of the Emergency Electricity Payment Scheme

5 May 2021

Submission to the Department for Human Services on the Review of the Emergency Electricity Payment Scheme

Download: Submission to the Department for Human Services on the Review of the Emergency Electricity Payment Scheme

Submission to DHS on the SA Residential Parks Concession Scheme

3 May 2021

Submission to DHS on the SA Residential Parks Concession Scheme

Download: Submission to DHS on the SA Residential Parks Concession Scheme