The Nationals in Government are continuing to campaign for cheaper electricity as a new report finds regional families are slugged with higher power prices than those in the cities.

According to St Vincent de Paul’s annual electricity report, households in rural and regional areas pay up to $1000 more per year for power, unfairly burdening them.

For almost a century The Nationals have stood up to any unfairness facing our regional communities and we will continue to fight for cheaper power prices, particularly outside of the big cities.

We encourage people to ‘shop around’ when it comes to power prices, with a 20 per cent price difference between the cheapest and most expensive providers according to the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

Politicking and games from Labor and the Greens on power prices must stop. The people of Australia can’t afford costly emissions trading schemes; they need cheaper, more reliable power.

 

Source: St Vincent de Paul / Fairfax Media