Wednesday 15th November 2017
Labor’s Minister in Denial – Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today continued her incompetent defence of the impact of surging energy prices to families and businesses across Victoria.
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that in a response to a question in parliament regarding the rising cost of electricity the minister stated that she would meet anybody anytime anywhere to discuss their electricity prices.
“Murray Plains residents should absolutely take the minister up on this offer so she can hear first hand how Labor’s decisions have sent electricity prices through the roof.
“I would be happy to facilitate one-on-one meetings with the minister so she can hear for herself what electricity prices are like under Labor for people living in rural electorates.
Mr Walsh said Labor’s decision to close the Hazelwood Power Station had resulted in local families businesses and community organisations experiencing the doubling of electricity bills.
“On top of the closure of Hazelwood Labor has botched its plan to install two large batteries as a back up energy supply over summer to avoid blackouts across the state.
“With Labor in charge Victorians are enduring spiraling energy prices and uncertainty of supply.”
“Let’s take the opportunity to let the minister and the state government know the crippling impact of increasing energy prices.”