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NCOSS produces numerous submissions and reports on social policy, conference papers and other documents. This section allows you to access and download our online documents. Content spans from 1997 to present, most items older than 3 years will be found under the Resource Archive .

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NCOSS Submission: NCOSS comments on how a Gas Community Benefits Fund should be designed.
NCOSS Submission: Prepayment Meters: A response to Energy and Water Ombudsmen of NSW (EWON) Discussion Paper addresses concerns about the impact of pricing and metering arrangements on low-income households.
NCOSS submission: NCOSS is concerned about the impact of high electricity prices on low-income customers. The escalating electricity prices of recent years have seen a corresponding increase in the number of people being disconnected from their electricity supply. While we believe these figures point to a need for better support for vulnerable energy customers, they also highlight more systemic failures in the provision of what is an essential service.
NCOSS Submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) review of changes in regulated retail gas prices from 1 July 2014.
NCOSS submission: Our submission to the NSW Government's Review responds to Question 40 in the Issues Paper: How can the ESS encourage greater participation by vulnerable households?
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS contributed to the Review of of energy efficiency programs for low income households with this submission and through attendance at the evidence-gathering forum on 6 February 2014.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS strongly supports the Energy Savings Scheme as a mechanism to reduce electricity consumption and electricity costs.
NCOSS Submission: This submission argues that the three key issues which need to be addressed for residential customers in the NSW energy market are affordability, consumer protections and improved consumer information.
NCOSS Submission: IPART Review of prices of water, sewerage, stormwater and recycled water services for Hunter Water Corporation. NCOSS believes that there is the potential for Hunter Water to significantly strengthen measures designed to mitigate the impact of any price increase on low-income households, and to improve the assistance it provides to reduce financial hardship.
NCOSS Submission: IPART Review of prices of water, sewerage, stormwater services for Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council. NCOSS believes that Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council should improve the assistance they provides to reduce financial hardship, and should implement additional measures in order to mitigate the impact of any price increase on low-income households.