Households and industry are facing massive increases to their energy bills, which will create disastrous consequences for those most at risk.
We urge the Federal Government to place a price cap on domestic gas wholesale prices.
ACOSS strongly welcomes news that the government’s Industrial Relations Bill will pass parliament next week, as well as the historic commitment to create an independent, legislated Economic Inclusion Advisory Panel.
The release today of a consultation paper on the national energy performance strategy serves as an opportunity to address the energy affordability, health and climate change crisis, as well as reducing poverty and inequality.
ACOSS is calling on the Federal Government to intervene in the energy market as a matter of urgency to bring down energy prices and inflation and relieve unbearable cost of living pressures – especially for those on the lowest incomes.
Budget builds good foundations; more support needed for people facing multiple and unrelenting crises
This is a budget that delivers on some of the government’s important election commitments, and ACOSS welcomes them.
We are pleased to see the $560m investment in community services, as well as investment in aged care, paid parental leave and child care. We also welcome funding for 500 frontline workers to support women and children escaping domestic violence. We will continue to advocate for the government to improve the level of investment in community services over the longer term.