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Soaring bills and families struggling

Posted by: 2UE | 20 November, 2012 - 7:26 AM
Tell us how will the electricity rise impact on your budget?

Jason Morrison reveals there has been a 43% jump in the number of complaints to the State's Energy Ombudsman, mostly about high bills and disconnections. Families are struggling to pay soaring electricity bills.

Ombudsman Claire Petrie has told Jason Morrison consumers are becoming more and more frustrated.

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The State Opposition has called on the Government to act immediately to ease pressure on households struggling with soaring power bills.

Opposition Leader John Robertson says the Premier needs to do more.


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Blog comments Your Say

  • What was once an essential service is now a corporate business along with every Government department both Federally/State and local.Check it out it is not hard to find their ABN's.Austalia is going down the gurgler at the expense of corporations acting as Government departments.

    Craig Wednesday 21 November, 2012 - 8:50 PM
  • Because of this rotten to the core, mongrel Labor government, in the last 5 years our cost of living has exploded!!!! Tax on tax on tax on tax on tax and our taxes have been damned wasted on Labor's crap.

    Diana Tuesday 20 November, 2012 - 9:21 AM
  • It is utterly disgraceful that we Australians are being ripped off with electricity bills! Living in a country rich in coal and other natural resources the country is going down the gurgler thanks to failed labor party policies! I trust, hope and pray the labor party is never ever again given the mantle of government anywhere in this country!

    Samuel Kyrikos Tuesday 20 November, 2012 - 7:57 AM

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