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No. 38, March Quarter 2019: Summary

13 May 2019

Update provides a summary of cost of living changes in the March Quarter. This is a summary only and there is no special feature in this report.

Achieving Water Security for Sustainable Farming Families and Communities Project

1 April 2019

Researchers from UniSA undertook research to improve the sustainability of SA's farming families by delivering guidance on enhancing policy elements for safe and sustainable water storage in an important but often overlooked asset in SA's rural landscape - farm dams. 

The following report presents the results of three phases of research that develops and tests a Water Equity Typology (WET) Model for South Australian to better understand decision making and behaviour of farmers with respect to their dams. 

Position Vacant: Communications Coordinator

25 March 2019
  • $77-88k pro rata per annum

  • 15-20 hours per week - 12 month contract

Passionate, creative and love communications?  Want to help us lead community change and make a difference in people’s lives?

No.37, December Qtr 2018: Summary

11 February 2019

Update provides a summary of cost of living changes in the December Quarter. This is a summary only and there is no special feature in this report.

Download: Cost of Living Update, No. 37, December Qtr 2018: Summary

Multicultural South Australian Water Consumer Project

5 December 2018

Colmar Brunton conducted 40 in-depth interviews with water consumers from across metropolitan and regional South Australia to document the particular issues arising for SA consumers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, in respect to the use, cost, quality and access to water in order to better understand, support and service their needs.

This project was funded under the Consumer Advocacy Research Fund (CARF).

No. 36, September Qtr 2018: Petrol

22 November 2018

Summary of cost of living changes in the September Quarter 2018. This Update features an in-depth look at petrol costs. It also looks at affordability, particularly for low income households and regional consumers.  CPI figures show that over the last year petrol prices went up by 19.2% in Adelaide, and by around 30% over the two years combined. However, the broader picture of petrol prices is more nuanced. 

Download Cost of Living Update, No. 36

Consumer Engagement and Regulatory Determinations: Report on a 2018 United Kingdom Study Tour

5 October 2018

Consumer Engagement and Regulatory Determinations: Report on a 2018 United Kingdom Study Tour

Download: Consumer Engagement and Regulatory Determinations: Report on a 2018 United Kingdom Study Tour

No. 35, June Qtr 2018: Newstart

6 August 2018

Summary of cost of living changes in the June Quarter 2018. This Update features an in depth look at the cost of living for those on Newstart and other base level social security payments, including budgets from 5 social security recipients. The statistical analysis shows the value of Newstart has declined over 20 years, both in real terms and in comparison with the income of most households in South Australia, while the budgets show how difficult (impossible) it is to make ends meets on Newstart.

SACOSS State Budget 2018-19

30 July 2018

Download the 2018-19 SACOSS State Budget Submission

Download our analysis of the 2018-19 SA State Budget in the SACOSS Budget Snapshot

Effectiveness of Supports for Customers Experiencing Payment Difficulties: strengthening protections for customers under the NECF

30 June 2018

Effectiveness of Supports for Customers Experiencing Payment Difficulties: strengthening protections for customers under the NECF

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