Category: Government

New government data confirms large electricity prices are on the way

Ewen Jones, Member for Herbert, said new Department of Climate Change data proved that major electricity price hikes were on the way for Townsville households.

“The latest Department of Climate Change data indicates that electricity generators are going to be sent a $3.9 billion carbon tax bill and this bill will be paid for by households and businesses,” Mr Jones said.

“Treasury has already said that the carbon tax will push electricity prices up by 10 per cent and gas prices by 9 per cent – and these increases will go up and up as the carbon tax goes up.

“The electricity generators are warning they will ration production and push up prices as a way of clawing back the