Climate, Energy and Utilities - ACTCOSS
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Climate, Energy and Utilities

Climate change disproportionately impacts people who face disadvantage, including people on low incomes, people with disability and chronic health conditions and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ACTCOSS advocates for a fair, fast and inclusive transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT and works with partners to ensure fair outcomes for low-income households in relation to energy and utilities more broadly.

ACTCOSS is funded by Energy Consumers Australia to support ACT low-income households, non-government organisations and small business consumers to participate fully in consultations and decision making on energy issues.

ACTCOSS Position Statement on the Climate, Energy and Utilities

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15 August 2023 Learn more

Joint COSS letter to National Cabinet on Rental Crisis

Ahead of the National Cabinet meeting (16 August), ACTCOSS and the broader Councils of Social Service (COSS) Network* has called on state, territory and federal governments to step-up and take significant action to address the rental crisis. In a letter to the Prime Minister and Australia’s premiers and chief ministers, the COSS network – representing thousands of social […]

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Media release

ACTCOSS calls for urgent action to prevent trickle-down transition

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today released their report “Supporting a fair, fast and inclusive energy transition in the ACT”. The report details how the ACT Government can support low income and vulnerable households to make the switch off fossil fuel gas. ACTCOSS CEO, Dr Devin Bowles, said: “The ACT Government’s Integrated […]

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