Newman's power price band-aid

New Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has outlined plans to cut power costs for consumers, but his solution is nothing more than a band-aid for what is an underlying Australia-wide problem.

The landslide defeat of the Labor government in Queensland at the weekend will have one immediate effect on electricity supply: a popular but strategically misplaced move by in-coming Premier ‘Can-Do’ Newman to freeze the state’s standard domestic tariff, reducing, he claims, residential power bills by $120 a year.

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