High cost of elec­tric­ity

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - NEWS -

QUEENS­LAND now has over 20,000 homes cut off from elec­tric­ity (source: Aus­tralian En­ergy Reg­u­la­tor) be­cause peo­ple can­not pay the ris­ing cost of elec­tric­ity.

To spend a night in one of these homes with­out elec­tric­ity is like a cold night in the bush.

The cold soaks in and no mat­ter how many lay­ers of clothes, it’s cold.

There are no lights and no hot showers.

I hope this wipes the smile off the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s face and in­spires Mem­ber for Sandgate Stir­ling Hinchliffe to spare a thought for peo­ple un­able to af­ford the ris­ing price of en­ergy.

A good start to re­duce the cost of liv­ing would be to drop the 50% re­new­ables and stop pro­tect­ing the union-dom­i­nated power sup­pli­ers. — Guy Badgery, Shorn­cliffe

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