9.8% reduction in average electricity bills welcomed

After years of substantial electricity price rises in South Australia, a reduction of nearly 10% in household bills will be achieved by application of the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) draft determination for the SA Power Network’s revenue allowance for 2015-20. This translates to a reduction of nearly $200 on the average electricity bill, but it… 

Submission to the Government of South Australia regarding State Tax Review – discussion paper

Cost of living pressures have been rising steadily for significant numbers of South Australian households over recent years, with financial counsellors from Uniting Communities now seeing clients who are spending more than 60% of their disposable income on housing plus utility costs alone. These costs of living pressures are well documented and are significant. There… 

Energy White Paper: mainly missed opportunities

Uniting Communities has cautiously welcomed the Government’s new Energy White Paper, released today, but says that there is not much short-term gain for households and small businesses hoping for energy price reductions, after a number of years of rapidly rising electricity and gas prices. The White Paper’s vision includes the following statement: “The Australian Government’s…