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Low-income earners tend to live in areas or conditions more likely to be adversely affected by climate change, and have far less ability to move or adjust their living circumstances to adapt to it.
Guest blog by Emily Hamilton, Senior Research and Policy Officer, ACOSS.
With the introduction of the carbon price this month, the price of energy is very much in the news. But anyone speaking out on concerns for Victorian households struggling to cover the rising costs of essentials should spare a thought for those who have little power over the amount of energy and water they use.
The carbon price will change industry and impact in some way on everyone. But there's not much to worry about for most people. Here we explain what it's about, what it will do, and what it will mean for Victorian households.