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Sep 19

Submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments


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Jul 3

Response to Essential Services Commission Issues Paper


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Jul 2

Climate change is, among other things, an unconscionable assault on the poor.


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May 30

Default pricing is a significant and very justified intervention in the Victorian energy market.


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May 23

All kids in Victoria should be able to get to school, wherever they live and whatever their families’ circumstances.


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May 6

Victorian energy retailers are attempting to block power users from getting a fairer priced deal.


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May 1

Response to draft Orders in Council on the Victorian Default Offer 


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Apr 24

Response to ESC draft decision on Energy Retail Code changes


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Apr 4

Response to the ESC draft advice on the Victorian Default Offer methodology


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Mar 18

If you're struggling to pay high energy bills, your energy company must help you.


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Feb 27

The new Victorian energy fact sheet will replace existing price and product information statements and offer summaries.


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Feb 19

So how do we ensure a big and growing Melbourne delivers a good life for every person?


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Jan 31

A deliberately confusing and complex electricity market is allowing retailers to charge Victorians more.


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Jan 29

VCOSS is urging the State Government to take significant steps to ease the financial burden for school families.


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Jan 9

VCOSS welcomes these changes to the feed-in tariff methodology.


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Dec 19

VCOSS response to ACCC discussion paper on electricity supply monitoring


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Dec 4

VCOSS is concerned the VEU program is under-used by people on low incomes, renters and people with health and disability


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Nov 22

New, clean energy is non-negotiable if we’re going to prevent the worst of climate change and reduce power bills over


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Nov 9

This report estimates 180,000 Victorian households (7.3%) experience persistent payment difficulty.


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Oct 26

We welcome a political tussle over which party will do the most to get Victorians the best possible power deal.


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Aug 29

A state owned energy retailer for Victoria? It might just help.


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Jul 16

All school-age children should be able to play sport however simply making PE compulsory isn’t the right response.


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The real issue isn’t intergenerational welfare dependency, it’s intergenerational disadvantage.


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Jul 11

This is a horror show with no single villain. Many players bear the blame for high prices.


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Apr 3

Is a 'Basic Standing Offer' for power users a good idea?


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Mar 13

VCOSS response to registration guideline for non-licensed electricity providers. In Victoria, most electricity is provided by businesses licensed by the


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Feb 12

For many Victorians, rental homes will be homes for life – places where we grow up, raise a family, work,


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Jan 29

VCOSS is keen to ensure minimum feed-in tariffs do not increase energy bills for non-solar, grid-dependent households, and negate the


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Jan 25

Think education in free in Victoria? Think again.


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Dec 31

Victorians are about to get whacked by a series of price hikes in 2018, according to Victorian Council of Social


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