The Energy and Water Network Space aims to keep you up-to-date on changes in the Essential Services area that may affect you or your clients. If you register for an account and join this group, you will receive email updates when news or information becomes available.

You will find information, factsheets, events and news items to assist you in helping your clients maintain access to essential services.

QCOSS has developed a number of factsheets on essential services to help those who may be having difficulties paying their bills or need information on how to reduce costs. You can find them on the QCOSS website on the Energy and Water pages.

Recent Posts

The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has released its draft determination on 2016-17 regulated retail electricity prices. They are inviting stakeholders to provide submissions on the draft determination by 20 April 2016. As part of their consultation program they will hold workshops to...
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The Department of Energy and Water Supply has launched a social media initiative to help householders improve their energy efficiency and reduce their electricity costs. The weekly #NRGsavings #ThirftyThursday posts on the Energy Queensland social media channel feature a series of graphics and...
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Dear all, As a follow up to Ergon Energy’s 2015 stakeholder webinars on our network tariff reforms, you are now invited to a further open webinar: An Update: Ergon Energy’s Network Tariff Reforms While the Australian Energy Regulator is considering our Tariff Structure Statement (submitted in...
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QCOSS has made a submission to the Queensland Productivity Commission on its Draft Report - Electricity Pricing Inquiry . In our submission we focus on the recommendations which are specifically targeted at minimising the impact of electricity prices on vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders...
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Energy Literacy Workshop – Warwick Do you assist clients struggling with energy bills and want to learn more about how you can help them and what assistance is available? Do you want to be involved in a conversation about energy issues in your region? If you are a frontline worker for a community...
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Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm , in partnership with Financial Literacy Australia is developing a radio campaign aimed at increasing the financial know-how of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in south-east Queensland. The campaign, called Managing Bungoo , will include short radio...
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The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has received revenue proposal from Powerlink which is the Queensland electricity transmision company. Powerlink’s proposal is for its Queensland electricity transmission network for the five year period commencing on 1 July 2017. The proposal sets out the...
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QCOSS has made a submission to the Department of Energy and Water Supply in response to their Regulatory Impact Statement: On-supply customer access to energy rebates and EWOQ(link is external) . This consultation process relates to issues experienced by people living in retirement villages,...
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Report recommends long overdue concessions reform and NGO investment Media release 4 February 2016 Report recommends long overdue concessions reform and NGO investment The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) today welcomed a number of recommendations made in the Queensland Productivity...
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Electricity Pricing Inquiry Today we released our Draft Report examining electricity pricing in Queensland. The Draft Report investigates a range of matters including: the costs and benefits of electricity price deregulation in south east Queensland; the level of competition in regional Queensland...
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