Keep informed with our reports, downloadable fact sheets, and shortlisted research.
Key facts on energy affordability in Australia
|1: Energy and Poverty in Australia||2012||Uniting for Change||How are energy and poverty connected?|
|2: Why are Energy Prices Rising?||2012||Uniting for Change||A factsheet about why energy prices are going up|
|3: How Are Energy Rules Set?||2012||Uniting for Change||How are energy prices set?|
|4: Ensuring Affordable Energy||2012||Uniting for Change||What does UnitingCare Australia recommend?|
This consultation paper was discussed at UnitingCare Australia's Energy Affordability Expert Forum, 19 March 2013, which brought together experts who have an interest in improving the affordability of energy for low income Australians. The paper proposes a pragmatic energy affordability action plan that once finalised will be the basis for UnitingCare advocacy to all political parties in the lead-up to the September federal election.
|Consultation Draft: Towards an Energy Affordability Action Plan||19 Mar 2013||Mark Henley and Alison Inglis||UnitingCare Australia|
Periodic newsletters on developments in the energy sector and UnitingCare Australia's advocacy efforts in 2010.
|Issue 1||May 2010||Mark Henley||UnitingCare Australia|
|Issue 2||Sep 2010||Mark Henley||UnitingCare Australia|
|Issue 3||Dec 2010||Mark Henley||UnitingCare Australia|
|Issue 4||Sep 2012||Mark Henley||UnitingCare Australia|
Recommended research from government and non-government organisations, academic institutions and think tanks.
|More Power to You: Electricity and people with physical disability||26 Nov 2012||Carolyn Hodge||Public Interest Advocacy Centre|
|Explainer: What is peak power and how does it affect prices?||8 Nov 2012||Lynne Chester||The Conversation|
|Evidence shows carbon tax is working||18 Oct 2012||Office for the Hon Greg Combet AM MP||(Former) Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency|
|Key points - Electricity networks regulatory frameworks||26 Jun 2013||Australian Government Productivity Commission||Key points from the Electricity Network Regulatory Frameworks inquiry report|
|Essential Report: Impact of carbon tax on cost of living||2 Oct 2012||Essential Vision|
|Essential report: Reasons for price increase under carbon tax||2 Oct 2012||Essential Vision|
|Essential report: Impact of carbon tax on cost of living||25 Jun 2012||Essential Vision|
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