Media Release

26 April 2018

Southwick: Victoria Leads the Nation on Energy Price Inflation

Thursday 26 April 2018

Victoria Leads the Nation on Energy Price Inflation

Earlier this week, ABS data confirmed what Victorians already knew – we are paying some of the highest prices for electricity in Australia because Daniel Andrews closed down Hazelwood.

The data reveals the main contributors to Victoria’s price hike has been electricity, gas and other household fuels which have all jumped more than 13%.

Victoria stands in stark contrast to both NSW and Queensland, where energy prices fell over the same period.

Despite Victorians paying more than ever for power, we remain dependent on energy from other states just to keep our lights on and our heaters running.

Labor has forced Victorians into a cost of living crisis and Daniel Andrews thinks a $50 bribe will make you forget about it.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources, David Southwick MP:

“Victorian homes and businesses are hurting because of sky-rocketing electricity costs.

“These sky-rocketing electricity costs are stretching home finances and smashing businesses which is costing jobs.

“The Salvation Army has estimated the average Victorian home is paying $300 more this year and Daniel Andrews’ response is to offer some Victorians a $50 bribe.

“The Liberal Nationals have a policy to do renewables right to stop these sky-rocketing increases.”