Energy Reports - National

The St Vincent de Paul Society undertakes research into issues that have the potential to impact the lives of low-income people and families in our community. These reports develop conclusions and makes recommendations regarding any adverse impacts to government and other concerned authorities.

National Energy Market - A hazy retail maze
Observations from the Vinnies’ Tariff-Tracking Project
December 2016

This report explores changes to electricity and gas prices across Australia from July 2009 to July 2016, in order to assess the key drivers for price change in each jurisdiction. Furthermore, it compares changes to the consumption component of bills with changes to the fixed supply charge component.

Households in the dark
Mapping electricity disconnections in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and South East Queensland
May 2016

This project has analysed and mapped approximately 200,000 electricity disconnections for non-payment raised by AGL in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and South East Queensland between July 2012 and July 2015.

Electricity disconnection hotspot map pinpoints 'huge economic challenges'
Amy Bainbridge, Consumer Affairs Reporter, 
ABC News | June 9, 2016 6:30am

Disconnection modelling shows hundreds of households struggling to pay power bills
Amy Bainbridge, Consumer Affairs Reporter, 
ABC News AM | June 9, 2016 8:23am

Victorian Households powerless
Emma D'Agostino, Bendigo Advertiser | June 9, 2016 2:30pm

Policy Challenges for the Energy Industry:
Views from Key Stakeholders Forum

Wednesday 16 March 2016

The South Australian Council of Social Service and St Vincent
de Paul Society Victoria presented the Policy Challenges for the Energy Industry: Views from Key Stakeholders Forum.

This Forum was held to discuss and explore the policy challenges in an increasingly diverse and changing energy market - this transformation challenges the traditional view and role of the energy retailer, energy networks, energy production and that of the consumers.

National Energy Market - Still Winging It
Observations from the Vinnies’ Tariff-Tracking Project
September 2015

This report explores changes to electricity and gas prices across Australia from July 2009 to July 2015, as well as price changes occurring since the repeal of the carbon tax on 17 July 2014, in order to assess the key drivers for price change in each jurisdiction. Furthermore, it compares changes to the consumption component of bills with changes to the fixed supply charge component.

Energy companies gouging households 'because they can'
Brian Robins, The Age | October 12, 2015 10.55am

Interviewee: Gavin Dufty, Policy & Research Manager, St Vincent de Paul Society

Tax on, Tax off: Electricity prices before and after the repeal of the carbon tax
November 2014

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria (SVdP Society) welcomes this study into the impact of the repeal of the carbon tax on electricity prices across the National Electricity Market (NEM).

Big variations in carbon tax refunds
ABC News | PM, 28 November 2014
Amy Bainbridge reporting

Interviewee: Gavin Dufty, Policy & Research Manager, St Vincent de Paul Society

 

 

Submission to the Government's Energy White Paper consultation: Green Paper September 2014
November 2014

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria welcomes the Government's consultation on the Energy Green Paper. The Society has been a long-standing advocate for energy consumers in Victoria and nationally. The Society in Victoria has over 7,000 members and volunteers. Across Victoria our members see what poverty looks like in a highly developed nation. It is in this context that we are particularly concerned about the access to affordable essential services.

National Energy Market - Wrong Way, Go Back?
Observatons from the Vinnies Tarriff-Tracking Project
September 2014

The St Vincent de Paul Society, in conjunction with Alviss Consulting, has been tracking changes to residential energy tariffs and reporting on household impacts since 2010. Initially the Tariff-Tracking project only covered Victoria but has since expanded to include New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.

Energy Retail Market: Additional Fees and Charges
May 2014

This project documents and analyses the application of fees and charges to energy retail contracts and assesses the impacts on residential consumers in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT.

Media: ABC24 News Consumer affairs reporter Amy Bainbridge with Gavin Dufty

Observations from the Vinnies’ Tariff-Tracking Project
December 2013

The St Vincent de Paul Society, in conjunction with Alviss Consulting, has been tracking changes to residential energy tariffs and reporting on household impacts since 2010. Initially the Tariff-Tracking project only covered Victoria but has since expanded to include New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
 

National Energy Market - In a bit of a state?
Observations from the Vinnies’ Tariff-Tracking Project
November 2012

The St Vincent de Paul Society has been tracking changes to residential electricity and gas tariffs since 2010, with a view to documenting price increases, analysing market developments and informing the broader community about bill impacts and potential savings to be made. This project began in Victoria and has since been expanded to New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.