False relief in a power price pinch

Politicians may be relaxing at the thought of a cooling in the rise of electricity bills but an upswing in gas prices and patchwork regulation will see the issue flare again.

The pollies dealing with energy issues can do without mid-year. This is when chickens come home to roost in terms of new, higher prices and when governments scramble for refurbished excuses and reworded promises.

At least this year, most of the politicians can look at their own situation against Queensland’s “shock, horror” saga and say “Well, that’s behind us now".


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