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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:

Submission to ESCOSA on the Small-Scale Networks Inquiry: Framework and Approach Paper

5 October 2019

Submission to ESCOSA on the Small-Scale Networks Inquiry: Framework and Approach Paper

Download: Submission to ESCOSA on the Small-Scale Networks Inquiry: Framework and Approach Paper

Briefing Note: Land Tax Aggregation - Myths and Misdirections

3 October 2019

A quick response to many of the claims and arguments we have heard raised against the proposed changes to land tax aggregation. Download: Land Tax Aggregation - Myths and Misdirections

For the full SACOSS position on the land tax proposal, see our submission on the Draft Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendments Bill

Draft Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendments Bill 2019

1 October 2019

The SACOSS submission supports the proposed changes to land tax aggregation to minimise tax avoidance and make the system fairer, but we do not support the extent of the tax cuts which are also part of the Bill. SACOSS is proposing different tax scales and to use the extra revenue to invest in public and community housing to help reverse the decline in these much needed resources.

Submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission on Regulating Conditional Discounting Rule Change Request

19 September 2019

Submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission on Regulating Conditional Discounting Rule Change Request 

Download: Submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission on Regulating Conditional Discounting Rule Change Request 

Senate Inquiry on Adequacy of Newstart and other matters

17 September 2019

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart and other matters. The SACOSS submission is short and focuses on raising the rate of Newstart. It basically supports the ACOSS submission, highlights the SA Legislative Council Committee on Poverty which recommended that Newstart be increased, and notes the last SACOSS Cost of Living Report which shows that Newstart has not kept pace with cost of living for the last 3 years.

Housing and Homelessness Strategy for South Australia

2 September 2019

Submission to the state government housing and homeless strategy - strategic intent statement. The SACOSS submission highlights the decline in the stock of social housing and this is fundamental to any strategy to address homelessness and housing affordability, and notes the absence of a commitment in the strategy to increase the stock of social housing.

Download: SACOSS submission to SA Housing and Homelessness Strategy

 

Submission on ESCOSA's Consumer Experts Panel Background Briefing: Review of the Water Retail Code - Major Retailers

30 August 2019

Submission on ESCOSA's Consumer Experts Panel Background Briefing: Review of the Water Retail Code - Major Retailers

Download: Submission on ESCOSA's Consumer Experts Panel Background Briefing: Review of the Water Retail Code - Major Retailers