NO SIGN OF BAILLIEU’S PROMISED ELECTRICITY CONCESSION

NO SIGN OF BAILLIEU’S PROMISED ELECTRICITY CONCESSION

Posted on 08. Feb, 2011 in News

The Baillieu Government must deliver on its promise to Victorian families to help them with rising electricity prices, Shadow Minister for Cost of Living Lily D’Ambrosio said today.

“In December, Premier Ted Baillieu told Victorians he would fast track a year-round electricity concession for power bills, bringing forward the 17.5 per cent electricity concession by six months to 1 January,“ Ms D’Ambrosio said.

“The Government vowed to make this a priority and an early Christmas present for Victorians.

“Christmas has come and gone, but Victorians are still waiting on the concession.

 

“The cost of electricity is continuing to rise for thousands of Victorian families yet Mr Baillieu has been silent on when the concessions will begin.

 

“Is Mr Baillieu hoping Victorians have been too busy enjoying their summer holidays to realise he hasn’t delivered on his promise?”

Ms D’Ambrosio said the Baillieu Government campaigned hard on the promise to reduce the cost of living for Victorians.

“It’s not fair for the Government to raise the hopes of low-income Victorians by saying he will bring forward this saving, then not delivering,” she said.

“Victorians are receiving their electricity bills, which includes a portion of last month’s price rises, and are wondering where their concessions are.

“The Baillieu Government promised to be open and transparent, yet can’t even be bothered responding to the simple question on when the concession will be introduced.

“Mr Baillieu must bring forward the concession or explain to Victorians why the Government is backing down on this commitment.”

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