Budget pain for State’s battlers
So the WA Premier and State Treasurer continue hitting West Australians with ever increasing utilities charges.
It was only a few months ago that Mr McGowan and Mr Wyatt were saying more and more people were unable to pay utility charges and were relying on the State to pay the outstanding amount.
They also went on to say utility companies should do more to assist those unable to pay their bills.
All well and good but if you’re not getting any income increases no payment plan will change the same result. The State public servants were given a $1000 pay increase but pensioners got nothing.
Pensioners and those on welfare payments only get a CPI increase twice a year, totalling a few dollars if we are lucky.
So why is the McGowan Government increasing utility charges greater than CPI?
How do they expect struggling families and low-income earners to pay the increases?
The State Budget is full of pain for those at the lower end of society.