Power sell­ers jolted by PM

The Observer - - NEWS NATION -

MAL­COLM Turn­bull says ma­jor en­ergy re­tail­ers have agreed to con­tact cus­tomers to let them know when a bet­ter power deal is avail­able.

The Prime Min­is­ter has brought the heads of the lead­ing re­tail­ers to­gether again to out­line fur­ther steps he wants them to take to ease pres­sure on house­holds.

He said two mil­lion Aus­tralian fam­i­lies and small busi­nesses could save hun­dreds of dol­lars on power by mov­ing to cheaper plans.

“This is a very big break­through, and it’s hap­pen­ing here and now. A lot of the things we are do­ing on en­ergy are long-term, like Snowy Hy­dro 2.0, but this is help­ing Aus­tralian fam­i­lies now,” Mr Turn­bull said in Syd­ney.

Re­tail­ers will write to cus­tomers by the end of the year to in­form them they may be able to get a bet­ter elec­tric­ity deal.

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