Cut­ting power prices should be real bonus

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS WELCOME -

THE bosses of our gov­ern­ment en­ergy providers are paid enor­mous bonuses for im­ple­ment­ing An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk‘s hid­den power tax.

While Queens­lan­ders strug­gle to keep the lights on, some en­ergy bosses are paid more than $900,000, in­clud­ing $100,000 bonuses.

The more money power com­pa­nies can gouge from fam­i­lies and small busi­nesses and re­turn to the La­bor gov­ern­ment to prop up its cof­fers, the big­ger the ex­ec­u­tive bonuses.

It is just not fair on Queens­land elec­tric­ity con­sumers and the LNP won’t stand for it.

If elected, an LNP gov­ern­ment will re­struc­ture the pay of power com­pany ex­ec­u­tives.

The mes­sage is blunt – your bonus will be frozen.

That means th­ese ex­ec­u­tives will not re­ceive their bonus un­til power prices fall.

Our pol­icy will ap­ply to around 30 top ex­ec­u­tives at Pow­er­link, CS En­ergy, Stan­well, En­ergy Queens­land, En­ergex and Er­gon, who will be set per­for­mance tar­gets aimed at re­duc­ing the cost of elec­tric­ity.

The LNP un­der­stands fam­i­lies can’t con­tinue to face the pain of sky­rock­et­ing elec­tric­ity prices.

Enough is enough. It’s time Queens­lan­ders are given a fair go.

The choice this elec­tion couldn’t be starker – the LNP fight­ing to lower elec­tric­ity prices ver­sus An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk and La­bor con­tin­u­ing to use elec­tric­ity as a se­cret tax on Queens­lan­ders.

Can you af­ford an­other three years of La­bor? — Ann Leahy, LNP Mem­ber for War­rego

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