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QCOSS CEO Mark Henley has welcomed the introduction of new consumer protections for electricity and gas customers across the state from 1 July next year. The changes result from the Queensland Government’s adoption of the National Energy Retail Law through a bill passed in Parliament this week.
The 2014 QCOSS State Conference - Building strength is shaping up well and we are pleased to release the full program summary. Read more here about the inspiring and informative speakers who will share their knowledge and experience with you.
A report released today says SEQ energy consumers are generally aware that they can choose their electricity provider, however there is a general mistrust of retailers.
Electricity Rebate available to power card customers in remote communities The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN) have jointly welcomed confirmation from the Queensland Government that power card customers in remote communities are eligible for the government-funded Electricity Rebate.

Events

Anti-Poverty Week 2014 | 12 Oct
Join in Anti-Poverty Week from 12-18 October 2014 to help fight poverty and hardship. You can help by organising or joining in an activity. The activity can be large or small, and activities at local levels are especially welcome.
QCOSS state conference 2014 | South Bank, Brisbane | 17 Oct
The focus at this year's QCOSS State Conference, 17 October 2014, is on building strength - for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, for the sector in serving those people and in our ability as a community to see that we are making a real difference in the elimination of poverty and disadvantage. Sessions will be both informative and participatory, with speakers sharing their knowledge and experience and inviting delegates to share and contribute as well.

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