The truth about energy poverty in Australia

Sensational headlines and misinformation about energy poverty in Australia is distracting policymakers from helping out the genuinely needy.

Energy poverty is an emotive expression increasingly bandied about in Australian debate and especially in the media.

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, for example, ran a story over the Christmas weekend headlined: “Australians now live in energy poverty.”

The real story is complex and doesn’t lend itself to simplistic headlines or sound bites.

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