The South Australian state government provides concessions (discounts and subsidies) for people living on very low incomes and struggling with affordability of essential services. However, this SACOSS report examines a range of state government concessions and a confusing patchwork in need of serious reform. There are inconsistencies in eligibility across the system, and some concessions create poverty premiums or have barriers to accessing support. The report makes 3 overarching recommendations for system reform, and a number of proposals for changes to specific concessions.
Download the SACOSS report: The State of Concessions in South Australia: Poverty Premiums and Barriers to Access