Regional Queensland deserves power bill relief

Wednesday, 16th September 2020

Regional Queenslanders will save around $300 year on their power bills under a bold plan by the LNP.

Shadow Minister for Energy Michael Hart said in Townsville today that the LNP’s plan is a game-changer for regional Queensland.

“If the LNP is elected next month we will introduce competition into the retail electricity market,” Mr Hart said.

“Residents in South East Queensland have the luxury of picking up the phone and shopping around for retailers but anyone north of Gympie and west of Toowoomba are stuck with Ergon.

“The LNP will smash Ergon’s monopoly. If it’s good enough for Brisbane, it’s good enough for Townsville.

“More Queenslanders are out of work than ever before, cost of living pressures have soared and we’ve been slugged with nine new or increased taxes under the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

“Now more than ever, Queenslanders need more money in their pockets to pay their bills and the LNP is committed to helping families and business owners.

“This is part of the LNP’s strong economic plan to boost the economy and create a decade of secure local jobs.”

LNP Candidate for Thuringowa Natalie Marr said the LNP’s plan will go a long way to help Townsville families balance their budget.

“This plan compliments the LNP’s commitment to support SunWater irrigators with a 20% discount on water prices to support farmers grow more local food and fibre and supercharge regional economies,” Ms Marr said.

LNP Candidate for Hinchinbrook Scott Piper said the LNP’s economic plan includes policies such as investing in road infrastructure to stimulate the economy, building the drought busting New Bradfield Scheme, establish the Townsville-based Queensland Dam Company to improve water security and a no new tax guarantee to support private sector investment.

LNP Candidate for Mundingburra Glenn Doyle said Annastacia Palaszczuk has failed to rule out any new taxes and that should ring alarm bells for every Queenslander because the last thing we need is another Labor tax during a world pandemic.

LNP Candidate for Townsville John Hathaway said only one party has the economic vision for Queensland and a future Deb Frecklington Government will drag Queensland out of recession by investing for growth, super charging the regions and backing the resources sector.

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