Background

Keep informed with our reports, downloadable fact sheets, and shortlisted research.

Fact sheets

Key facts on energy affordability in Australia

  Name Date From Description
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?

Discussion paper

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.

  Name Date From Description
Consultation Draft: Towards an Energy Affordability Action Plan 19 Mar 2013 Mark Henley and Alison Inglis UnitingCare Australia

Energy Currents

Periodic newsletters on developments in the energy sector and UnitingCare Australia's advocacy efforts in 2010.

  Name Date From Description
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

Shortlisted research

Recommended research from government and non-government organisations, academic institutions and think tanks.

  Name Date From Description
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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