Media Release

04 September 2017

Southwick: $250 million to be spent driving up power prices

Monday 4 September 2017

$250 million to be spent driving up power prices

Daniel Andrews is spending $250-350 million of taxpayers’ money on his go-it-alone energy target while Victorian households are struggling to pay their power bills.

Reports over the weekend that some Victorian families are in up to $18,000 of debt as a result of increased power prices is most concerning.

Daniel Andrews should get his priorities right and stop his policy of driving up power prices.

It was Daniel Andrews who taxed Hazelwood out of existence. As the ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said, power prices “shot up” after Hazelwood closed (interview on ABC, 3 August 2017).


Attributable to Shadow Minister for Energy David Southwick:

Victorians want to keep the lights on and heat their home, not pay more for an ideological Labor target on their power bills.

A Liberal Nationals Government will abolish the Victorian Renewable Energy Target to stop power prices from soaring.

It’s unfair small businesses and those on low incomes carry much of the burden for Daniel Andrews’ state renewable energy target.