Emma O’Neill, VCOSS

Emma O’Neill, VCOSS

Emma is an energy policy advisor at the Victorian Council of Social Service, the peak body for Victoria’s social and community sector. VCOSS works towards the elimination of poverty and disadvantage in all its forms.

Emma works with VCOSS members and sector stakeholders to champion affordable energy solutions for low-income and disadvantaged Victorians. She has recently advocated on minimum rental standards, energy retail market reforms and payment difficulty support, and partnered with RMIT University to research ‘hidden energy poverty’ and persistent energy hardship.

Prior to joining VCOSS in 2016, Emma worked at the Victorian Law Reform Commission, the Sentencing Advisory Council, as a senior lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor, and as a judge’s associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Emma holds an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws.