One of the significant expenses in low income households, and one that has grown disproportionately over time, is utilities costs.
ACTCOSS advocates for:
- Improved energy and water efficiency in low cost housing
- Measures that will reduce the impact of utilities bills on poverty and exclusion (such as concessions and hardships programs)
- Improvements in the operation of utility markets so the needs of low income households are better served by these markets
Contact for utilities policy:
Energised Consumers Project
ACTCOSS received a grant for a project to support ACT low income domestic, non-government organisations and small business consumers to participate fully in consultations and decision making on energy issues. Read up on the project: