Queensland Labor supports an appeals process for higher electricity prices
• Annastacia Palaszczuk advocates for a Carbon Tax again
• Labor’s only plan is to slug Queenslanders with higher electricity prices
Shadow Energy Minister Michael Hart said Annastacia Palaszczuk has sold out Queenslanders arguing against a proposal to remove appeals that lead to higher electricity prices.
Mr Hart said the Palaszczuk Government continued to treat Queenslanders like cash cows after they rejected a proposal from the Commonwealth Government to stop electricity network providers from appealing decisions of the independent Australia Energy Regulator.
“Network providers use this appeals process to drive up the revenue it can recoup from electricity users, meaning higher prices for Queensland families, businesses and industry,” Mr Hart said.
“Queensland Labor blocked this moved, which would have guaranteed electricity network providers cant waste money and time appealing for higher electricity prices.
“Instead Labor has supported price gouging by electricity network service providers.”
Mr Hart said it was the same old bad Labor, like the Bligh-Fraser Government, when Andrew Fraser wrote* to the Federal Government arguing for higher electricity price.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk has also argued to bring back a carbon tax that would add hundreds of dollars to every electricity bill in Queensland,” he said.
“It is another case of Annastacia Palaszczuk saying one thing and doing another, in Queensland she claims she is against a carbon tax then in Melbourne her handpicked energy minister argues for a carbon tax.
“We saw the devastating impact a carbon tax had on the Queensland economy, Labor is up to its old tricks again, higher electricity prices and a carbon tax.
“It cost thousands of jobs, drove up electricity prices, caused Queensland taxpayers to lose billions.
“Queenslanders can’t afford to pay more for electricity but everything Labor does drives up electricity prices.