Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Social justice and community health. /

by Challen, Michael B | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1995Description: 7 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Statement on consumer and community participation in health and medical research. /

by Australia. National Health and Medical Research Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. National Health and Medical Research Council 2001Description: xiii, 45 p.Notes: December 2001 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Strategies for consulting with service users. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1998Description: Various pagings.Notes: September 1998 Edited by Tim GilleyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission on the consolidated rule request - National Electricity Amendment (Economic Regulation of Network Service Providers) Rule 2011

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Sullivan, Damian.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2011Description: 15 p. : ill. PDF.Other title: AEMC Rule Change — Economic Regulation of Network Service Providers (ERC0134) | A critique of the Victorian retail electricity market | BSL submission — Economic regulation of network service providers (ERC0134) | [Submission to] The Chairman Australian Energy Market Commission.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) is grateful for the opportunity to comment on the rule change proposals submitted by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Energy Users Rule Change Committee (EURCC) regarding economic regulation of network service providers (NSPs). The proposals identify significant deficiencies in the framework for the economic regulation of NSPs under the National Electricity Rules (NER). Among other things, as they stand, the NER have allowed major increases in investment expenditure by distribution and transmission networks, well in excess of efficient levels. These increased capital costs are being passed on to consumers, contributing to dramatic increases in residential electricity prices. Rising electricity prices are causing financial strain for many residential customers. The impact of escalating electricity prices on low-income households is particularly concerning. Low-income households are especially vulnerable to electricity price rises because they spend a greater proportion of their income on electricity and other basic needs compared to other households.Availability: (1)

Submission to the Senate Select Committee inquiry on electricity prices / BSL

by Sullivan, Damian | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the opportunity to submit our views to the Senate Select Committee on Electricity Prices. Across Australia, rising energy prices have focused people's anxieties about the cost of living. As energy prices have risen since 2007, so have the rates of financial hardship and energy disconnections. For many struggling households, the result is that they are forced to go without. Those on low and fixed income have been hit particularly hard because more of their weekly budget goes on energy bills. However, recent evidence suggests the impact of rising prices is being felt well beyond those on the lowest incomes, and notably by larger families. The BSL's core function is to work for an Australia that is free of poverty. The BSL provides a national voice on matters of poverty and disadvantage, focusing on those people at greatest risk. The BSL has seen first-hand the adverse impact of rising electricity prices on vulnerable members of our society, particularly low-income households. Addressing rising energy prices should therefore be a priority for governments. We trust the determination by the Commonwealth and state governments to address this issue will lead to meaningful changes in our energy system, with the result that consumers can benefit from reduced prices, improved consumer protections and a shift to a cleaner economy.Availability: (1)
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Sustainable consumption : young Australians as agents of change /

by Bentley, Matthew | Fien, John | Neil, Cameron.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Youth Affairs Research Scheme 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Taking advantage of disadvantage : case studies of refugee and new migrant experiences in the communications market /

by Footscray Community Legal Centre.

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. Footscray Community Legal Centre 2011Description: 42 p. ; 30 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. March 2011.Summary: 16 case studies are presented, describing the experiences of a diverse group of refugee and migrant consumers with phone and broadband products. Data was collected over a period of 6 months in the normal course of drop in legal and financial counselling services. Drop ]in telecommunications clinics were also held for clients, facilitated by the FCLC, where they could directly interact with representatives of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO), the Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria (EWOV), Department of Human Services Concession Unit, and ACCAN. Many cases have been referred to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. All consumer participants signed a privacy authority and all names are withheld.Availability: (1)

The challenge of Commonwealth state reform for HACC : a better outcome for consumers. /

by Halton, Jane.

Publisher: [1992]Description: 91 - 105.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B4030 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The golden economy : the consumer marketplace in an ageing society /

by Sinclair, David | Age UK.

Publisher: London, U.K. Age UK 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010Summary: When people cannot access the private consumer market it can impact on both the small and big things in life. A lack of access to even the smallest aspects of the consumer market can be frustrating and depressing and have a negative impact on quality of life. Many of the barriers that people in later life face are, at worst, indicative of market failure. At best, they are evidence that the needs of older consumers are often not well met. A variety of research highlights the factors which need to be considered for the consumer market to better meet the needs of an ageing societyAvailability: (1)

The housing reform agenda : what does it mean? /

by Leveratt, Mandy.

Publisher: unpub. 1997Description: 10 p.Online Access: ElectronicResource Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

The impact of credit card reform on people with low incomes. /

by Schilling, Chris.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service 2003Description: 26 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography: p. 25-26Summary: This discussion paper from Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services examines several recent developments in Australia s credit card system since 2000, in their effect on people who not have a credit card but have nevertheless shared the costs of the system and on people on low incomes who rely on a credit card to pay for essential items, sometimes running up unmanageable debts.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The importance of the consumer view in poverty research. /

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: 1992Description: p.40.3 - 40.13 (volume 1).Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Rec. no for book B4654 Conference paper from International Conference on 'Evaluation : Making it Work'. All papers from this conference have the same ID : INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Evaluation : Making it Work (1992 : Melbourne). indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

The labour market ate my babies : work, children and a sustainable future. /

by Pocock, Barbara.

Publisher: Leichhardt, N.S.W. Federation Press 2006Description: x, 244 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-238) and index. Family & early yearsSummary: The author argues that modern working life has considerable impact on Australian youth and on the capacity of parents to care for them. New policy approaches to work and to child-care are needed to support and sustain those who work if they and their children are not to suffer.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The marketisation of welfare. /

by Siemon, Don | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Social Service 1997Description: 17 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Presentation to ACOSS Congress 1997 'Unpacking the new agendas' Seminar A3, Thursday 6 NovemberAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

The Melbourne Institute general equilibrium tax model. /

by Scutella, Rosanna | Johnson, David.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 1998Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

The persistence of long work hours /

by Drago, Robert | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Black, David | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The rise of fuel poverty as an Australian issue : Customers - understanding their needs wants and expectations /

by Benvenuti, Jo | Energy Networks Association Conference.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld.Energy Networks Association Conference (1 May 2012 : Brisbane, Qld.) 2012Description: PDF.Other title: The rise of fuel poverty as an Australian issue.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presentation to Energy Networks Association Conference, Brisbane, 1 May 2012Summary: Discusses the meaning of fuel poverty in the Australian context. Identifies CUAC preferred term of "energy affordability" and variability of hardship experiences over time. Discusses energy price, the plight of the most vulnerable, and why energy networks should care.Availability: (1)

The role of the state as regulator of social welfare : the case of utility reform in New South Wales and Victoria. /

by Johnston, Craig | Walker, Dieneke.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W.in `States, Markets, Communities : Remapping the Boundaries'. Proceedings of the National Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 16-18 July 1997 ed. by Peter Saunders and Tony Eardley 1997Description: p. 69-83 (vol. 2).Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B8514 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The stuff dreams are made of : housing provision in Australia 1945-1960. /

by Greig, Alastair Whyte.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 1995Description: xiii, 225 p., :20: p. of plates : ill., facsims. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The true cost of energy /

by Platt, Reg | Institute for Public Policy Research | McNeil, Clare(ed).

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012 Bibliography : p. 43-44Summary: This report sets out to establish what impact a lack of competition in the energy supply market is having on consumers' energy bills. In order to answer this question we estimate the cost to energy companies of supplying households with gas and electricity . We do this through extensive analysis of data published by the energy markets regulator, energy companies and industry associations, among other sources... We conclude that there is a lack of competition in the energy supply market and that some consumers are paying over the odds as a result.Availability: (1)

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