Papers & Submissions

Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
The Salvation Army has launched its Switched on Communities education program to help people under financial pressure find savings on their electricity bills, including an electricity saving advice hotline on 1300 221 993.
Jan 2017
This draft policy paper has been developed based on stories and experiences from QCOSS members as well as work done with the state, territory and national Councils of Social Service.
Jan 2017
Following the deregulation of electricity prices in South East Queensland on 1 July 2016, the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has released a Scoping Paper outlining how they intend to monitor the market to ensure customers are benefiting from the move. This week QCOSS made a submission to the QCA which sets out a number of areas that must be monitored.
Dec 2016
Announcements made by the Queensland Government this year to ease cost-of-living pressures will mean thousands of Queensland households are better off in 2017.
Dec 2016
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) welcomes the Federal Government’s one-year extension of funding for homelessness services through the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).
Nov 2016
Following recommendations from QCOSS, the existing $330 Electricity Rebate will be extended to include Commonwealth Health Care Card Holders and asylum seekers.
Nov 2016
“This rent reduction, coupled with transport concessions for job seekers and asylum seekers due to start in south east Queensland in January, means we are one small step closer to affordable living for all Queenslanders. “We look forward to continuing to work with all levels of government to do more to ease cost of living pressures and make a basic standard of living affordable for all Queenslanders.”
Nov 2016
Bring your electricity bill to the Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre on 30 November between 10:00am and 12:00pm to learn how to compare electricity offers, how to understand your bill and what to do if you can’t pay your bill.

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