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Submission to the Department for Energy and Mining on its consultation on proposed amendments to customer payment under the Remote Area Energy Supply (RAES) Scheme

16 September 2021

Submission to the Department for Energy and Mining on its consultation on proposed amendments to customer payment under the Remote Area Energy Supply (RAES) Scheme

Download: Submission to the Department for Energy and Mining on its consultation on proposed amendments to customer payment under the Remote Area Energy Supply (RAES) Scheme

No. 47, June Quarter 2021 - Summary

21 August 2021

This Update contains a summary of cost of living changes for different households in the June Quarter showing the impact of significant jumps in inflation, and the loss of the Coronavirus Supplement for many social security recipients. There was no special issue focus in this Update.

Download No.47, June Quarter 2021 - Summary

Access to energy programs for low income households

28 July 2021

This report provides results of a survey conducted by SACOSS and Mint Research to understand how people living in rental properties on low incomes can access incentives under the Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme to improve the thermal comfort of their homes. The survey also sought to understand the ability of people to respond to time of use tariffs introduced in SA from 1 July 2021.

Access to energy programs for low income households

Annual SACOSS Briefing to the Minister for Energy

1 July 2021

The Annual SACOSS Briefing to the Minister for Energy focuses on tariffs in SA, in particular the introduction of time of use tariffs and energy debt for households, which increased for South Australian households throughout 2020.

Annual SACOSS Briefing to the Minister for Energy (2020/2021)

Falling through the gaps report

19 May 2021

The Falling through the gaps report casts a light on the issue of access to safe, secure and reliable drinking water services in regional and remote South Australia. It also provides practical steps that can help bring real change, to ensure that communities in these areas can have this fundamental need met. 

No.46, March Quarter 2021 - JobSeeker

8 May 2021

The data in this report shows the inadequacy of the recent $25 per week rise in the base rate of JobSeeker. Around one-third of the increase simply addressed the problem of inadequate indexation and the payment remains well below the poverty line.

Responding to COVID-19: Supporting Vulnerable Populations

26 March 2021

The avoidance of medical catastrophe from COVID-19 in South Australia to date has meant that the principle story the COVID-19 pandemic and its health impact on South Australia has been much more one of social and economic impacts than a medically-focused story. However, social and economic impacts have significant consequences for health and wellbeing, prevention and access to health services and information.

No.45, December Quarter 2020 - Summary

3 February 2021

This Update contains a summary of cost of living changes for different households in the December Quarter showing that last quarter's low inflation flowed through to only minor increases in the cost of living for age pensioners (in particular) and other social security recipients - although the situation may have been different for renters. There was no special issue focus in this Update.

Raise The Rate for Good

21 January 2021

Raise the Rate for Good 

Calling your Member of Parliament - as an organisation

Step 1. Plan what you want to say

Politicians need to hear from local services about the effect of the government’s decision to double income support payments, and how this was the right thing to do.

Make sure to mention:

Budget spend positive, but lacked targeted investment

10 November 2020

Recovery spending welcome, but missed investing in most impacted