The rising costs that consumers are facing have both immediate and long-term impacts as consumers make decisions and face challenges at different points in time. We advocate for policy measures that address both the short and long term, to ensure we are responding to the immediate need, as well as supporting and empowering consumers as we build for the future. Our submission to this Inquiry raises concerns about the impact of rising energy costs on residential and small business consumers and details the actions required.
We advocate that the Commonwealth should:
- address issues in the wholesale energy market that impact on retail energy prices;
- provide direct assistance and concessions to households to help with rising energy bills and;
- ensure consumers are informed and resourced to make decisions about energy usage and energy efficiency.
Read our full submission here