In August 2019 the National COSS Network wrote to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) about wholesale demand response mechanism draft determination. The network expressed support for the proposed change to the national electricity rules [...]
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From 1 July 2019, comparing electricity offers in South East Queensland will be easier with new rules on how retailers advertise market offers. A default market offer (DMO) will be introduced for retail electricity standing [...]
Access to electricity that is affordable and reliable is vital to health and wellbeing, but many people in Queensland are already struggling to pay their electricity bills and the situation is getting worse. Almost 28,000 [...]
Electricity is an essential service that is vitally important for the health and wellbeing of families and individuals. Everyone in Queensland deserves to be able to afford to cool their home, give their children a [...]
QCOSS submission: Every person in Queensland deserves the same level of reliability and quality from their energy services
Every person in Queensland deserves the same level of reliability and quality from their energy services. However, people in regional areas, who pay the same network charges, experience much longer and more frequent power outages [...]
With cost of living pressures increasing, and energy costs remaining a key concern for many households in Queensland, there is no room for complacency when it comes to electricity prices. This is why QCOSS made [...]
QCOSS made a submission in March to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy’s review of the National Energy Retail Law in Queensland. Our key message is that there are clear deficiencies in the [...]
The Australian Energy Regulatory (AER) is developing a Customer Hardship Policy Guideline to improve protections for energy customers experiencing hardship. The consultation has been initiated in response to concerns about the lack of consistency and clarity in [...]
Electricity is an essential service that most households rely on every day for lighting, hot water, food preparation, washing, cleaning, communications and heating and cooling. It is therefore critical that electricity is affordable and accessible [...]
One of the amendments of the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Act 2017 was to introduce a new clause 17A into the Residential Tenancy and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRAA) to allow minimum standards for rental properties to be specified by regulation. QCOSS' Energy efiicient minimum standards report presents the results of QCOSS' targeted research and consultation project to identify, assess and prioritise several recommended measures that could be specified as a minimum standard to improve energy efficiency.