Electricity Bills Go Up And Up

Electricity Bills Go Up And Up

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja

17% Electricity Bill Increase Labor Adds To Cost Of Living Again

Victor P Taffa

‘It would appear that the increase in the cost of wholesale electricity is almost entirely attributable to the introduction of a price on carbon by the Australian Government,’ (Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission, 5 April 2012).

The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission today revealed Canberrans will be slugged an extra $244 yearly for electricity, largely due to the Labor/Greens carbon tax, bringing the average Canberran’s bill to $1,662.

“Katy Gallagher supports the carbon tax which has added this huge 17 % increase to Canberrans’ already stretched budgets.” ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said today.

“Today’s hit comes her after government has already doubled rates in many suburbs, will add $225 to bills to pay for the solar feed-in tariff, and have tripled water bills, with more increases to come due to their inability to manage the Cotter Dam.”

 

“If it weren’t for the Labor/Green’s massive carbon tax, Canberrans’ electricity bills would only have increased by $55. Instead, they’re being slugged with a $189 carbon tax component.” Mr. Seselja said.

“The Canberra Liberals are very concerned about the Canberrans who will cop this massive cost of living hit from the Labor Government, and the businesses which are already doing it tough and will now be fleeced even further by the government.”

“It’s clear that the policies of Labor and the Greens at both a federal and local level are placing massive cost burdens on Canberra families.” Mr. Seselja said.