POWER HIKE IS COLD COM­FORT

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

FOR the best part of a year or more the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has been work­ing on get­ting power prices down for the or­di­nary con­sumer. I no­tice from my re­cent bill that the Hodg­man Gov­ern­ment in­creased elec­tric­ity prices for most peo­ple by about $12 per quar­ter (their fig­ure), most likely around $20 for pen­sion­ers re­ly­ing on elec­tric heat­ing. The rise was dated from July 1, right in the dead of win­ter.

Thanks Mr Hodg­man, not a very nice Christ­mas in July present for the oldies, was it?

Lyle Cook Shear­wa­ter

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