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Struggling families cut off from utilities being pushed further into debt, new report shows

November 22, 2018

‘Struggling families without electricity are cutting back on groceries, maxing credit cards, ­delaying medical appointments and even getting loans from pawnbrokers to get reconnected to the grid.’ ‘A new report on electricity, gas and water disconnections has found utility companies … read more

Report: Utility disconnections hitting struggling families hardest

November 22, 2018

A new report on electricity, gas and water disconnections has found disconnecting people from utilities because they can’t afford to pay their bills hurts families that are already struggling, worsens the hardship experienced by people who are already living with … read more

Close to the Edge – a Qualitative & Quantitative Study

November 21, 2018

Close to the Edge is the fourth report in PIAC’s Cut Off research series which explore the impact of utility disconnection for NSW households. The research examines the factors that contribute to household disconnection from electricity and gas and restriction … read more

Review of Essential Energy’s prices for water and sewerage services in Broken Hill (IPART)

November 5, 2018

There are a number of challenges for pricing water and sewerage services in Broken Hill due to the high cost of delivering these services (a remote and arid location with a new pipeline), the need for high water use (a … read more

Review of Central Coast Council’s prices for water, sewerage and related services (IPART)

October 11, 2018

PIAC responded to IPART’s Review of Central Coast Council’s prices for water, sewerage and related services. PIAC made comments about the review including: Pensioner rebates and exempt properties Prices for water and sewerage services Prices for stormwater services Account assistance … read more

Review of recycled water prices for public utilities (IPART)

October 11, 2018

PIAC made a submission to IPART’s Review of recycled water prices for public utilities. Whilst there are currently few recycled water arrangements in NSW, the increased use of recycled water is a crucial part of NSW’s future water security. Regulatory … read more

Review of the Sydney Water Corporation Operating Licence (IPART)

August 27, 2018

PIAC made a submission to IPART’s Review of Sydney Water Corporation Operating Licence. Sydney Water’s business cannot be defined narrowly in terms of the cost-efficient delivery of a monopoly service; it exists to fulfil multiple economic, environmental and public purposes. … read more

Submission to Review of water utility performance indicators – Draft Report

May 22, 2018

PIAC supports the following principles be applied to the Water Utility Performance Indicators Review: Consistency between utilities where possible and appropriate (including considering size differences between public water utilities and Water Industry Competition Actlicensees)  Avoiding duplicating information collection Avoiding collecting information … read more

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