Media Release

04 May 2017

Southwick: Labor’s union mates hold Victoria’s energy security to ransom

Thursday 4 May 2017

Labor’s union mates hold Victoria’s energy security to ransom

Daniel Andrews’ ideological policies and decisions have left Victoria’s energy security in crisis.

Despite the dispute between AGL and the unions escalating for two years, Daniel Andrews has been missing in action and Victorians will suffer as a result.

Labor’s $252 million coal tax forced Hazelwood to close and saw 22% of Victoria’s power cut off in March, and now another 30% from Loy Yang will be switched off.

The closure of Hazelwood after only a few months’ notice has left Victoria exposed and given the unions more bargaining power and able to hold the State to ransom.

Victoria’s Labor-induced energy security crisis will see power prices continue to soar and more blackouts.

Daniel Andrews needs to decide whether he will fight for Victoria’s energy affordability and security, or let his union mates run the State.