Elec­tric­ity fo­rum is users’ chance

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

STATE Op­po­si­tion en­ergy spokesman Michael Hart has urged lo­cals to at­tend tonight’s Aus­tralian Com­pe­ti­tion and Con­sumer Com­mis­sion’s elec­tric­ity inquiry in Townsville.

The fo­rum is part of an inquiry into elec­tric­ity pric­ing, which is ex­pected to in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions that state- owned gen­er­a­tors have been gam­ing the mar­ket to boost prof­its.

Mr Hart said any­one who felt that en­ergy prices were out of con­trol should go to the meet­ing and dis­cuss their is­sues.

“Rod Simms who’s the chair has al­ready said high prices were be­ing caused by re­new­able en­ergy,” he said.

“The peo­ple in the Townsville re­gion should be wary of what the gov­ern­ment is do­ing and they need to talk to the ACCC.”

The fo­rum will be held at Ry­dges on Palmer St from 5pm- 7pm.

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