28 Feb 2018
Labor’s electricity raid is hurting Queenslanders
Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington has said today’s QCA draft determination on regional electricity prices can’t hide Labor’s great energy rip-off.
“Labor can spin it all they like – Queenslanders are still paying more for electricity than they did under the LNP,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Electricity customers are being ripped off by the Palaszczuk Government.
“Last week the Auditor-General revealed Labor is snatching $583m a year out of its electricity companies – cash that comes straight from families and businesses.
“Prices are only stabilising now because the price-gouging operation of the state-owned Stanwell Corporation has been exposed.
“The LNP Government’s decision to end network gold-plating is also driving down network costs.
“Farmers won’t get a cent off their bills and many pensioners could end up paying more because of a jump in fixed fees.
“The plain truth is we’re paying too much for electricity because Labor is using the profits as a tax to plug their Budget blackhole.”